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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 2,500
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 21,400
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Fangcao Reading Circle Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Jose Valdes Math Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Alum Rock Union Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 124,353
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 377,203

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 2,500
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 21,400
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Fangcao Reading Circle Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Jose Valdes Math Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Alum Rock Union Elementary School District Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 124,353
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 377,203

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
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 Shot for Life Incorporated MA Human Services Corporate 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 Walk on Water Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 517,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 104,392
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 178,797
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 11,266
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 200,706
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 82,901
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 17,858
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 87,034
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 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 Donor Advised 2019 4,178
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 100,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 4,090
Page SUM 1,808,058

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