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)
Thirteenth Street Neighborhood Advisory Committee Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Cancer Commons Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Los Altos Library Endowment Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Villa Siena Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
African Diaspora Network Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Gilroy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,350
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 255
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International Santa Clara CA United States International Development 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 15,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 400
Page SUM 427,505

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Thirteenth Street Neighborhood Advisory Committee Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Cancer Commons Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Los Altos Library Endowment Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Villa Siena Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
African Diaspora Network Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Gilroy Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,350
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 255
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 400
Page SUM 427,505

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
After Innocence CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Al Otro Lado Inc CA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Algebra Society Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
African Diaspora Network CA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
After School Matters IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Al Otro Lado Inc CA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 200
Achievement First Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. NY Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Page SUM 1,626,700

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Animal Welfare Institute United States Animal Welfare 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 200
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Amor Ministries Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Animals Asia Foundation Limited United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Appalshop Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
American Society for the Protection of Nature Israel Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Animal Charity Evaluators United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Amor Ministries Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Animals Australia Federation Australia Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 48,324
Appeal of Conscience Foundation United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
American Society of the University of Haifa United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Americares Foundation, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Animal Charity Evaluators United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Amplifier Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Animals in Need Fund United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Appling County Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 1,339,674

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13280 records found.