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)
Peninsula College Fund Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Calero High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,775
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,650
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,250
Page SUM 148,175

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula College Fund Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Calero High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,775
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,650
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,250
Page SUM 148,175

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Abundant Grace Coastside Worker CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
1M1B Foundation NV Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 300
A Home Within, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -750
A Wider Bridge CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
2041 Foundation Incorporated CA Environment Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,100
A Network for Grateful Living, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
A Wish With Wings, Inc. TX Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2019 115,000
Page SUM 1,848,150

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 40,115
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 74,162
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 87,034
American Prairie Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 38,053
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 4,178
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 369,001
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 65,998
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 311,204
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 4,090
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 111,017
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 34,816
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 19,228
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 -38,053
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,868
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 72,696
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 90,020
Page SUM 1,532,677

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