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)
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 32,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yerba Buena High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Learning Policy Institute Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Parents Helping Parents Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Page SUM 1,712,850

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 32,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
The Health Trust Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yerba Buena High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Learning Policy Institute Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Parents Helping Parents Inc Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Page SUM 1,712,850

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Achungo Community Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Abolitionist Law Center PA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 46,500
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 90,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Act Inc IA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Abrazos & Books CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 433,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Anderson Ranch Arts Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Animal Equality Italia Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 840,000
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 31,028
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 6,872
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 400,573
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 371,573
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 1,000,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 80,175
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 59,911
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,583
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 69,046
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 10,038
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 61,994
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 178,797
Page SUM 3,692,590

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