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, and corporate 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)
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cupertino Educational Endowment Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
A Future for Every Child Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Metropolitan Education District Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Israel Venture Network Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Los Altos Library Endowment Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
SV Home Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 400
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 2,733,450

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cupertino Educational Endowment Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
A Future for Every Child Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Metropolitan Education District Foundation Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Museum of American Heritage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Israel Venture Network Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Los Altos Library Endowment Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
SV Home Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 400
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 2,733,450

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
418 Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
A Place Called Home CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
10 Thousand Windows, Inc. TN Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
418 Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
A Place to Turn Inc MA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
10,000 Degrees CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
42nd Street Moon CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
826LA CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
A Precious Child Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
AAUW Florida Supporting Foundation Inc FL Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 216,900

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 46,171
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 3,051
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 42,193
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Library Association United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American Lung Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Lutheran Church Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,150
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 456,065

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13280 records found.