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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 30,000
California Institute for Medical Research Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Lutheran School of Our Savior Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 30,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
African Diaspora Network Santa Clara CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Society of Women Engineers Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 300
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 300
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 25,560,800

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 30,000
California Institute for Medical Research Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Lutheran School of Our Savior Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 30,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
African Diaspora Network Santa Clara International Development Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Society of Women Engineers Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 300
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 300
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 25,560,800

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
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
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
Adirondack Land Trust Inc NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Abolitionist Law Center PA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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 500
Administrators of The Tulane Educational Fund LA Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
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
Action Ministries Inc GA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Abrazos & Books CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 505,950

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Amor Ministries Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
American Society for the Protection of Nature Israel Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Amor Ministries Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
Animal Welfare Institute United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Apollo High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
American Society of the University of Haifa United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Americares Foundation, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Amplifier Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Animals Asia Foundation Limited United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Appalshop Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
American Society of the University of Haifa United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Page SUM 2,633,650

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13280 records found.