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)
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church Santa Clara CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Stanford Jazz Workshop Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 805,000

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church Santa Clara Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Stanford Jazz Workshop Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 805,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
AchieveKids United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Abode Services United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ace & TJ's Grin Kids Inc United States Other Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Achievement First Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Abode Services United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Achievement First Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Addis Ababa University Ethiopia Education Donor Advised 2019 46,607
Abode Services United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Page SUM 1,702,607

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