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)
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
People Acting in Community Together, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Cardiac Therapy Foundation of the MidPeninsula Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Teatro Vision Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 139,500

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
People Acting in Community Together, Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Cardiac Therapy Foundation of the MidPeninsula Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Teatro Vision Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 139,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 46,500
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Action Ministries Inc GA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Abrazos & Books CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Act Inc IA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Active Minds Inc DC Health Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Abundant Grace Coastside Worker CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Acumen Fund, Inc. NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Academir Charter School Preparatory FL Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,729,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Society of the University of Haifa United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Americares Foundation, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Amplifier Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Anima Denmark Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300
American Society of the University of Haifa United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
America's Promise-The Alliance for Youth United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 245,000
Amplio Network United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 900,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Apollo High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
American Society of the University of Haifa United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Americas Voice Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Amy Seiwert's Imagery United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
Animal Welfare Institute United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Appalshop Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
AmericaShare USA Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 4,755,450

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13280 records found.