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)
Prerna2inspire Inc Santa Clara CA United States Immigration Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Auxiliary of the Good Samaritan Hospital of Santa Clara Vall Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Bulamu International Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,750,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Tabard Theatre Company Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Tabard Theatre Company Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Ulistac Natural Area Restoration and Education Project Inc Santa Clara CA United States Other Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Valley Verde Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,680
Page SUM 3,970,930

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Prerna2inspire Inc Santa Clara Immigration Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Auxiliary of the Good Samaritan Hospital of Santa Clara Vall Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Bulamu International Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,750,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Tabard Theatre Company Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Tabard Theatre Company Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Ulistac Natural Area Restoration and Education Project Inc Santa Clara Other Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Valley Verde Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,680
Page SUM 3,970,930

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,080
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Achungo Community Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Abolitionist Law Center PA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,300
Page SUM 203,680

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Animal Charity Evaluators United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Animals in Need Fund United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Prairie Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Appling County Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
American University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Amherst College Trustees United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Charity Evaluators United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Annunciation House Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 75,000
American Promise Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,800
Ara Institute of Canterbury New Zealand Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,800
American University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Amherst College Trustees United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Animal Equality United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 215,000
Anthony Manning Kunin Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
American Radium Society Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 35,000
Arab American Family Services United States Immigration Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Amigos de Guadalupe Center for Justice and Empowerment United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 1,000
Page SUM 583,400

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13280 records found.