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)
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 750
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,982
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 16,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 1,745,832

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 750
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Bible Church, Inc. Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,982
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 16,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 1,745,832

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
100 Black Men of Atlanta Inc GA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 46,000
50Can Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 120,000
A Christian Ministry in the National Parks CO Religion Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
A Safe Place, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 -2,500
ABC House Inc OR Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 11,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
5P Society CA Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
A Safe Place, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs VA Health Donor Advised 2019 750
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
7Element Atheletics Inc TN Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
A Safe Place, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
1000 Friends of Oregon OR Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 238,250

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 120,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 550,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 15,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Library Association United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American Lung Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Lutheran Church Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,150
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 70,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,187,650

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13280 records found.