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, and corporate 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)
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 600
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Little League Baseball Inc Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 750
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
AchieveKids Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 18,945
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana de San Jose In Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
One Step Closer Therapeutic Riding Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,775
GF Sustaining Operations Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 10,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Global Witness Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 683,570

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Little League Baseball Inc Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 750
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana de San Jose In Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
One Step Closer Therapeutic Riding Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,775
GF Sustaining Operations Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 10,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Global Witness Foundation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Independence High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Achungo Community Center Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 666,775

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Abrazos & Books CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 90,000
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
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Abundant Grace Coastside Worker CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 393,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
AOPA Foundation United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Anderson Ranch Arts Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 400,573
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 31,028
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 6,872
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 1,000,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 371,573
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 59,911
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 80,175
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,583
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 69,046
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 10,038
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 61,994
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 104,392
Page SUM 2,776,885

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