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 certain types of funds: donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds. It also includes grants made 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. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. 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)
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 30,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Grassroots Ecology Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Institute for the Future Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. Simon Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,500
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 203,800

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 30,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Grassroots Ecology Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Institute for the Future Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. Simon Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,500
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 203,800

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Accion Latina CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,080
Accountability Counsel CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 28,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Accountability Counsel CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Achievement First Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 422,080

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Appeal of Conscience Foundation United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Americans for Immigrant Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 140,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Animal Charity Evaluators United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Animals in Need Fund United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Society for Technion-Israel Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Appling County Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Animal Charity Evaluators United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Annunciation House Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 75,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Ara Institute of Canterbury New Zealand Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,800
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Animal Equality United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 215,000
Anthony Manning Kunin Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Arab American Family Services United States Immigration Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Page SUM 709,950

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13280 records found.