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)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Services for Brain Injury Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 -6,352
Carb DM, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
ConnectSafely Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
First Presbyterian Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,800
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Hallmark Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Working Partnerships USA Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 55,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Lincoln Law School of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Piedmont Hills High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 273,473

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Services for Brain Injury Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 -6,352
Carb DM, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 200
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
ConnectSafely Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
First Presbyterian Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,800
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley Incorporated Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Hallmark Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Working Partnerships USA Santa Clara Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 55,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Lincoln Law School of San Jose Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Piedmont Hills High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 273,473

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
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 500,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,300
Page SUM 630,080

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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 of the University of Haifa United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
America's Promise-The Alliance for Youth United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 245,000
Amplio Network United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 900,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
Animal Welfare Institute United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Apollo High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
American Society of the University of Haifa United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Americas Voice Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Amy Seiwert's Imagery United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Animals Asia Foundation Limited United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Appalshop Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
AmericaShare USA Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Animal Charity Evaluators United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Animals Australia Federation Australia Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 48,324
American Prairie Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Appeal of Conscience Foundation United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 3,237,774

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13280 records found.