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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Godly Girls Network Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 600
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Little League Baseball Inc Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 750
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana de San Jose In Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
One Step Closer Therapeutic Riding Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,775
GF Sustaining Operations Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 10,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Global Witness Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Godly Girls Network Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
HOPE Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 600
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Little League Baseball Inc Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 750
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana de San Jose In Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
One Step Closer Therapeutic Riding Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,775
GF Sustaining Operations Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 10,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Global Witness Foundation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Act Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Academy for Eating Disorders United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
ACLU Foundation of Southern California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Access Institute for Psychological Services United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ace Mentor Program of America Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
350 Silicon Valley United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
826 Valencia United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
A New Way of Life Reentry Project United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
A Womans Work Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
10 Books A Home United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
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