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)
Congregation Sinai of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,775
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Parents Helping Parents Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 23,782
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Maria Urban Ministry Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 184,032

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Sinai of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 300
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,775
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Parents Helping Parents Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 23,782
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Maria Urban Ministry Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 184,032

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Achieve Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 375,000
Acres, Inc. IN Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,312
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
ACCION International MA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,080
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
350 Silicon Valley CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
826 Valencia CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
A New Way of Life Reentry Project CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
A Place Called Home CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
418 Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
A Place to Turn Inc MA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 942,592

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 61,994
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 178,797
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 178,519
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 104,392
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 11,266
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 200,706
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 17,858
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 82,901
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 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 Philosophical Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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 Prairie Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 65,998
Page SUM 1,733,277

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