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)
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,982
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Cancer Commons Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Stanford Jazz Workshop Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Los Altos Library Endowment Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,134,432

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,982
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Cancer Commons Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Stanford Jazz Workshop Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Los Altos Library Endowment Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,134,432

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
X Hope Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Yampa Valley Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Yellowhammer Fund AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Xavier College Preparatory High School CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation CO Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yellowhammer Fund AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Boston Inc MA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Woodside High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Working Partnerships USA CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 60,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2019 12,600
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Wonderfest CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 178,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 900
YMCA of Martha's Vineyard, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Young America's Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
WQED Multimedia United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 550,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Dreamer Network United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Wreaths Across America United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
World Mission Christian Church United States Other Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Worldwatch Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 650,100

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13280 records found.