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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Khan Academy, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 158,376
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Palo Alto High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Catholic Community Foundation of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 122,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Khan Academy, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 158,376
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Palo Alto High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 75,000
The Catholic Community Foundation of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 122,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 2,500
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Art and Science Laboratory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
International Documentary Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Abrazos & Books United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Progressive Change Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
SPARK United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
ERICA Industry University Cooperation Foundation - Hanyang U South Korea Education Corporate Advised 2018 80,000
African Wildlife Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Project Horseshoe Farm United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 200
University of Minnesota Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 20,000
Corporation of Gonzaga University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Institute on Aging United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Israel Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
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