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 ascending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services 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
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Clara County Office of Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 200,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 200
Canary Fund Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Exhibition District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 53,500
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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
Page SUM 1,358,000

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services 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
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Clara County Office of Education Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 200,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 200
Canary Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 53,500
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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
Page SUM 1,358,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,282
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
St Anthony Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
St Marys Food Bank Alliance AZ Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Spark Program Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Spirit Series, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
St Anthony Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Spark Program Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
SpiritCare Ministry to Seniors CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St Anthony Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,250,000
Spark Program Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 1,561,757

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Street Life Ministries United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 35,000
St. Thomas More Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Strong City Baltimore United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Stanford Health Care 227 United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Summer Science Program Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
StartOut United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Stern Grove Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
StoryCorps, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 350,000
StreetCode Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
St. Thomas More School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
StrongMinds, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Stanford Health Care 227 United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Summer Search United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
StarVista United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Stewpot Community Services Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
StoryCorps, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,500
St. Nicholas and St. William Catholic Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
StreetCode Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 749,500

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13280 records found.