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)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,750,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Tabard Theatre Company Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Palo Alto Friends Nursery School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Sheriffs Advisory Board of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 400
Campbell Parents Participation Preschool Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 3,974,650

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,750,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Tabard Theatre Company Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Palo Alto Friends Nursery School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Sheriffs Advisory Board of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 400
Campbell Parents Participation Preschool Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 3,974,650

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,300
Achungo Community Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Abrazos & Books United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 46,500
ACLU Foundation of Southern California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Abundant Grace Coastside Worker United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Page SUM 190,150

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