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, and corporate 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)
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 65,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 250
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 750
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,000
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 4,500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 155,650

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 65,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 250
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 300
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 750
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,000
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 4,500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 155,650

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
Adirondack Land Trust Inc NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Abolitionist Law Center PA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,300
Achungo Community Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Administrators of The Tulane Educational Fund LA Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 370,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Animal Equality United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 215,000
Annunciation House Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 75,000
American Promise Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,800
Ara Institute of Canterbury New Zealand Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,800
American University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Amherst College Trustees United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Animal Equality United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Anthony Manning Kunin Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
American Radium Society Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 35,000
Arab American Family Services United States Immigration Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Amigos de Guadalupe Center for Justice and Empowerment United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 1,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Andersen Tax Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Equality Germany e.V. Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 425,000
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American River Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Arab Medical Association Against Cancer Egypt Health Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
American University in Cairo United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,071,800

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13280 records found.