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)
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
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University 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 3,000
Page SUM 3,926,250

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
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 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 3,926,250

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
1M1B Foundation NV Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,100
A Network for Grateful Living, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
A Wish With Wings, Inc. TX Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
2041 Foundation Incorporated CA Environment Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,775
A New Day Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 34,500
A Woman's Nation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2019 115,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 110,000
2430 Arts Alliance CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 27,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
A New Way of Life Reentry Project CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
A Womans Work Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 833,375

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