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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Golden State Youth Orchestra Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 85,000
Hillbrook School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Martha's Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
PARS Equality Center Santa Clara CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula College Fund Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Pivotal Connections Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 80,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 1,266,000

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Golden State Youth Orchestra Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 85,000
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Martha's Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 200
PARS Equality Center Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula College Fund Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Pivotal Connections Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 80,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 1,266,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
After School Matters IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Al Otro Lado Inc CA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 200
Alianza Americas CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Adopt A Family Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
African Diaspora Network CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
AfterImage Public Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Al Otro Lado Inc CA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 5,000
ACCION International MA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Acres, Inc. IN Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,312
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Accion Latina CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
AchieveKids CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 18,945
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Acres, Inc. IN Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 283,607

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Radium Society Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 35,000
American University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Amigos de Guadalupe Center for Justice and Empowerment United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 1,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Andersen Tax Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Apollo High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
American River Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
American University in Cairo United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
Amigos for Christ United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Animal Welfare Institute United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Anderson Ranch Arts Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Appalshop Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Animals Asia Foundation Limited United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Appeal of Conscience Foundation United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 399,350

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13280 records found.