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)
SETI Institute Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
AchieveKids Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Amigos de Guadalupe Center for Justice and Empowerment Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 1,000
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana de San Jose In Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 54,200

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
SETI Institute Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
AchieveKids Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Amigos de Guadalupe Center for Justice and Empowerment Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 1,000
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana de San Jose In Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 54,200

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Achievement First Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,080
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
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
Page SUM 935,880

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300
American Society for Technion-Israel Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Apollo High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Animal Welfare Institute United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Amor Ministries Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Appalshop Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Animals Asia Foundation Limited United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Amor Ministries Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Appeal of Conscience Foundation United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 141,900

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13280 records found.