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 descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Enneagram Prison Project Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 600
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 4,000
Grassroots Ecology Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Help One Child Mission to Children at Risk Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 5,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2020 1,500
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 6,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 10,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 500
JW House Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 750
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 200
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 500
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 7,500
Lupus Foundation of Northern California Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
St Josephs Family Center Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 34,000
Page SUM 108,050

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ronald McDonald House Charities-Bay Area Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2020 12,200
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2020 150,000
Childrens Health Council Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2020 10,000
San Jose State University Research Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 15,660
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2020 48,500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2020 30,000
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2020 750
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 500
Stanford Health Care 227 Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 200
Tarjimly, Inc. Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2020 500
Hale Ranch Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2020 400
USA West Province, Society of Jesus Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Page SUM 555,210

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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
88bikes WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 2,500
228Accelerator DC Unknown Donor Advised 2020 75,000
418 Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 9,000
A Better Chance Inc NY Education Corporate Advised 2020 20,000
350 ORG NY Environment Donor Advised 2020 800
418 Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 25,000
A Breeze of Hope Foundation PA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 3,000
350 ORG MA Environment Donor Advised 2020 10,000
418 Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200,000
A Breeze of Hope Foundation PA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 5,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2020 100,000
350 ORG MA Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,000
418 Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 3,000
A Chance in Life Inc NY Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2020 500
350 ORG MA Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
418 Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 4,400
A Far Cry Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Page SUM 460,600

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 1,125
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 15,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 1,100,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 2,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 25,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 2,500
American Bible Society United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 200
Page SUM 3,203,375

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14797 records found.