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)
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 80,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,313
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
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 110,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
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 15,000
India Literacy Project Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
Learning and Loving Education Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Notre Dame High School San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,898,963

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc Santa Clara Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 80,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,313
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 460,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
The Health Trust Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 110,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
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 15,000
India Literacy Project Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
Learning and Loving Education Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Notre Dame High School San Jose Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 200,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,898,963

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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
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 1,080
Abundant Grace Coastside Worker CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
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 1,800
Academir Charter School Preparatory FL Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Academy for Eating Disorders VA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ace Mentor Program of America Inc TX Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Adirondack Land Trust Inc NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Access Institute for Psychological Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Achieve Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 375,000
Page SUM 436,830

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Andrew Charity Association Taiwan (R.O.C.) Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
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 3,000
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
Page SUM 798,066

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13280 records found.