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 ascending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 874
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Grassroots Ecology Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Westmont High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Portuguese Organization for Social Services & Opportunities Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Science Buddies Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 60,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 300
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,149,724

Pages

13280 records found.
Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 874
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Grassroots Ecology Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Westmont High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Portuguese Organization for Social Services & Opportunities Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Science Buddies Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 60,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 300
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,149,724

Pages

13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yellow Barn Inc VT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. FL Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yampa Valley Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Yellow Ribbon Fund Inc MD Community Development Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Yellowhammer Fund AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
X Hope Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Yampa Valley Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2019 13,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside Community Theatre, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Working Dogs for Conservation Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,527
World Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 13,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2019 12,600
Page SUM 131,427

Pages

12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yiaku Laikipiak Trust Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 11,250
You Matter Too United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yiaku Laikipiak Trust Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Young & Healthy United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
WQED Multimedia United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 900
YMCA of Martha's Vineyard, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Young America's Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
World Literacy Crusade of Florida United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 500,000
Page SUM 1,796,050

Pages

13280 records found.