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.

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
West Valley Light Opera Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Lynbrook High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Assyrian Arts Institute Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Silver Creek High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Latino Cancer Institute Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
Adirondack Land Trust Inc NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Abolitionist Law Center PA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,300
Achungo Community Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Administrators of The Tulane Educational Fund LA Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 46,500
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Action Ministries Inc GA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 6,500
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