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)
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Shirakawa (George Sr.) Elementary School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
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
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,024
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 1,077,899

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Shirakawa (George Sr.) Elementary School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
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
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,024
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 1,077,899

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs VA Health Donor Advised 2019 750
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
5P Society CA Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Kitsap Sexual Assault Center WA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Kiva Microfunds CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 410
Kiva Microfunds CA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Kiva Microfunds CA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 125,000
Page SUM 175,660

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Museum of Natural History United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
American Museum of Natural History United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,250
American Museum of Natural History United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 60,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 18,531
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 258,631

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13280 records found.