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)
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Kara 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 5,000
Mercy Beyond Borders Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Parents Helping Parents Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sacred Heart Nativity School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Grail Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Page SUM 2,665,300

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Indians for Collective Action K K Jindal Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mercy Beyond Borders Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Parents Helping Parents Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sacred Heart Nativity School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Grail Family Services Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Page SUM 2,665,300

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 28,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Accountability Counsel CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Achievement First Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ace & TJ's Grin Kids Inc NC Other Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
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 1,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,168,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Andrew P. Hill High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Animal Humane Association of New Mexico Inc. United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Anti-Recidivism Coalition United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Aneurysm Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Animal Kingdom Foundation, Inc. Philippines Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 220,866
AOPA Foundation United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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
Amor Ministries Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 177,500
APEX Bangladesh Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
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
Amor Ministries Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Anima Denmark Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 367,222
Animal Rights Center Japan Japan Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 224,000
Page SUM 1,298,238

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13280 records found.