Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

Explore the catalog

We hope you will use this tool to explore the catalog of thousands of grants made by SVCF in 2020, as well as the five previous years. In doing so, you can see the breadth of causes that our donors care about (as witnessed by the grants from donor advised, committee advised and corporate advised funds). You can also see those grants that have been directed by our staff and board of directors (grants from our “discretionary grantmaking”) because of their central importance to SVCF’s strategic focus areas for improving life in Silicon Valley. 

The data provided here represent more than $1.78 billion in grants made by Silicon Valley Community Foundation in 2020 from donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as from SVCF’s discretionary grantmaking strategies. The data does not include grants from SVCF supporting organizations, employee matching gift funds and a variety of other fund types. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Floating Zendo Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Starting Arts Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 3,650
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 470,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 150,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Khan Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 917,400

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 33,000
Lincoln Law School of San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,600
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Santa Clara Swim Club Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Living Wisdom School of Palo Alto Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Rahima International Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,200
Friends of the Library of Los Altos and Community Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
The Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 129,300

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FINCA International, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Water Missions International United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Global Relationships Arts Culture and Education United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 250
World Central Kitchen Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
U.S. National Committee for UN Women United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Hillbrook School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Austin Habitat for Humanity United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Camping & Education Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 43,400

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