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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Thomas Merton Center for Catholic Spiritual Development PA Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Working Partnerships USA Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Karuna Buddhist Vihara Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,900
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 750
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Godly Girls Network Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 600
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Grateful Garment Project Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 124,150

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Thomas Merton Center for Catholic Spiritual Development PA Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Working Partnerships USA Santa Clara Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Karuna Buddhist Vihara Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,900
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 750
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Godly Girls Network Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
HOPE Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 600
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Grateful Garment Project Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Accion Latina CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
AchieveKids CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 18,945
Acres, Inc. IN Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Accountability Counsel CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 90,000
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Accountability Counsel CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 28,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 352,795

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
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 75,000
Amigos de Guadalupe Center for Justice and Empowerment United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 1,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Animal Equality United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200,000
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 in Cairo United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Amigos for Christ United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Andersen Tax Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 791,100

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