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)
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana de San Jose In Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
One Step Closer Therapeutic Riding Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Copper's Dream Rescue Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,982
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 300
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 40,382

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana de San Jose In Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
One Step Closer Therapeutic Riding Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Copper's Dream Rescue Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2019 200
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,982
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 300
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 40,382

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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
Acumen Fund, Inc. NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Abolitionist Law Center PA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 14,500
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 15,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. NY Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 46,500
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Abrazos & Books CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,841,600

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Anti-Recidivism Coalition United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
AmericaShare USA Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Aneurysm Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
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
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 6,385
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 22,148
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 4,265
Page SUM 1,253,432

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13280 records found.