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)
One Step Closer Therapeutic Riding Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 16,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support 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
Silicon Valley Bicycle Exchange Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,800
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 Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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 Committee Advised 2019 250
Independence High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
La Comida Senior Nutrition Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 750
Page SUM 72,500

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
One Step Closer Therapeutic Riding Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 16,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Silicon Valley Bicycle Exchange Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,800
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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 Committee Advised 2019 250
Independence High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 300
La Comida Senior Nutrition Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 750
Page SUM 72,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
A Safe Place, Inc. MA 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
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
A Sanctuary for Military Families Inc CO Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
1000 Friends of Oregon OR Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
826 National CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
A Future for Every Child CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
A Shot for Life Incorporated MA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Ability Experience NC Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
18 Reasons CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
826 Valencia CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
A Home Within, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -1,500
Page SUM 67,700

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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 10,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,573
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 4,095
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 3,174
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 4,788
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 200
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 26,233
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 46,080
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 25,557
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 871,200

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13280 records found.