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)
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Olimpico Learning Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
SJVRC Organization Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2018 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Olimpico Learning Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 10,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 22,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
SJVRC Organization Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 250
Human Rights Watch, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 87,650

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
National Center for Equine Facilitated Therapy United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 250
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Sky's the Limit Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Specially Adapted Resource Club United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 250
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
StarVista United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 225,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Outdoor Outreach United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 15,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
UC Santa Barbara Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Operation Freedom Paws United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 3,000
Learning Center United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
East Bay Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Page SUM 910,000

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