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)
St Josephs Family Center Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 4,500
PACT Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
La Comida Senior Nutrition Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Fremont Freewheelers Race Teamincorporated Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 350,000
First Presbyterian Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,800
St. Lucy Parish Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 2,521,000

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St Josephs Family Center Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 4,500
PACT Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
La Comida Senior Nutrition Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Fremont Freewheelers Race Teamincorporated Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 350,000
First Presbyterian Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,800
St. Lucy Parish Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 2,521,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
A Future for Every Child CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
A Sanctuary for Military Families Inc CO Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
1000 Friends of Oregon OR Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
826 National CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
A Home Within, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -1,500
A Shot for Life Incorporated MA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Ability Experience NC Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
18 Reasons CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
826 Valencia CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
A Home Within, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -750
A Walk on Water Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 19,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
1951 Coffee Company CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
A Home Within, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -750
Page SUM 159,700

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 3,174
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 4,788
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 18,531
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 2,700
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Legion Post 115 United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 28,500
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 268,743

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13280 records found.