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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Clara County Office of Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 200,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 200
Canary Fund Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 451
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 14,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Exhibition District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 53,500
Foothill High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Abrazos & Books Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Palo Alto High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 435,901

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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 4,000
The Grateful Garment Project Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Villa Siena Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Greek Orthodox Community of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Our City Forest Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Clara County Office of Education Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 200,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 200
Canary Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 375,700

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Al Otro Lado Inc CA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Alianza Americas CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Aligarh Education Endowment Fund Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Adopt A Family Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
African Leadership Foundation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Agapao Inc GA International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Alameda County Health Care Services Agency CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Act Inc IA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Abrazos & Books CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Abundant Grace Coastside Worker CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 536,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Society for Technion-Israel Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Animal Welfare Institute United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Appalshop Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Animals Asia Foundation Limited United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Appeal of Conscience Foundation United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Amor Ministries Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Animal Charity Evaluators United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 125,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Animals Australia Federation Australia Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 48,324
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Appling County Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Amor Ministries Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Animal Charity Evaluators United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
American Society for the Protection of Nature Israel Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Animals in Need Fund United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 335,624

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