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)
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,250
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Palo Alto Friends Nursery School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Bamboo in the Wind Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Branham High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 80,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 460,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Sheriffs Advisory Board of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 400
Student Defense Initiative Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Dis Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Joint Venture Silicon Valley Network Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Page SUM 801,900

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 600
Association of Fundraising Professionals Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 350
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
The King's Academy Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Upward Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Oak Grove Elementary School District Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 -62,177
Page SUM 270,223

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Action Ministries Inc GA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Administrators of The Tulane Educational Fund LA Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 46,500
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 -1,500
A Walk on Water Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 19,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
1951 Coffee Company CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
A Home Within, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -750
A Wider Bridge CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 526,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Philosophical Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 40,115
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 74,162
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 4,178
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 369,001
American Prairie Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 38,053
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 311,204
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 65,998
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 4,090
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 34,816
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 19,228
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 111,017
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,868
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 72,696
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 -38,053
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 6,385
Page SUM 1,367,008

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