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)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 5,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 7,200
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 19,000
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Calero High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Page SUM 2,731,350

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 5,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 7,200
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 19,000
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Calero High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Page SUM 2,731,350

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Active Minds Inc DC Health Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Ace & TJ's Grin Kids Inc NC Other Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Achievement First Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Achievement First Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. NY Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 3,186,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
API Cultural Center, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
American Society of the University of Haifa United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Americares Foundation, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Amplifier Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Anima Denmark Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300
American Society of the University of Haifa United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
America's Promise-The Alliance for Youth United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 245,000
Amplio Network United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 900,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Animal Welfare Institute United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Apollo High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
American Society of the University of Haifa United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Americas Voice Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Amy Seiwert's Imagery United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
Animals Asia Foundation Limited United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Appalshop Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 4,707,450

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