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 ascending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Santa Maria Urban Ministry Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 100,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 20,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Youth Drama for All Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Israel Venture Network Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Page SUM 586,750

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Santa Maria Urban Ministry Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 100,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 20,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Youth Drama for All Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Israel Venture Network Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Page SUM 586,750

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 900
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Eisner Scholars CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,250
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. NE Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Year Up Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 550,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Life CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
WQED Multimedia PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
World Mission Christian Church CA Other Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Worldwatch Institute DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -23,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 1,792,050

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Yellowstone Club Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Xtreme Squash United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Yellowstone Forever United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Boston Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Houston Area United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Ya- Ya Network Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 125,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Woodside Parents Nursery School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Working Partnerships USA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 500
World Conference of Religions for Peace Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
World Vision, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 12,821
Page SUM 256,421

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13280 records found.