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)
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 717,198
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Ocean Grants Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,071
Pastor of Our Lady of Refuge Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
A Reaching Hand Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Silver Creek High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cinequest, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Latino Cancer Institute Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 813,269

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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 2019 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Science is Elementary, Inc. Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 46,500
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 35,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Faria Educational Enrichment Fund Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 -250
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Housing Trust Silicon Valley Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 158,950

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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 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 1,800
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
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 2,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
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
Adirondack Land Trust Inc NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 649,780

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Society for Technion-Israel Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
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
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
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
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 10,000
Anima Denmark Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 367,222
Animal Rights Center Japan Japan Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 224,000
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
Page SUM 1,394,538

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