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)
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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 5,000
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Zohar Dance Company Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,500
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 600
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 850
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Page SUM 151,300

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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 5,000
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Zohar Dance Company Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 4,500
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Parents Helping Parents Inc Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 600
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 850
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Page SUM 151,300

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
5P Society CA Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
A Safe Place, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
7Element Atheletics Inc TN Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
A Future for Every Child CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
A Sanctuary for Military Families Inc CO Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
1000 Friends of Oregon OR Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
826 National CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
A Home Within, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -1,500
A Shot for Life Incorporated MA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Ability Experience NC Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
18 Reasons CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
826 Valencia CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
A Home Within, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -750
Page SUM 40,450

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 120,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 550,000
American Library Association United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 15,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Lung Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American Lutheran Church Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,150
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Page SUM 1,187,650

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13280 records found.