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)
Doris Dillon School in Cambodia Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Saint Andrew's School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Exhibition District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 53,500
Grassroots Ecology Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Wender-Weis Foundation for Children Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,500
New Ballet School Downtown San Jose Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 18,300
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Parents Helping Parents Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 193,750

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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 Corporate Advised 2019 32,825
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Fangcao Reading Circle Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Recovery Cafe San Jose Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Help One Child Mission to Children at Risk Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Mountain View Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Canary Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 300
San Jose Parks Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Prospect High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 137,775

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Accountability Counsel CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Achievement First Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ace & TJ's Grin Kids Inc NC Other Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Achievement First Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 1,273,750

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Amplio Network United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 900,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300
American Society of the University of Haifa United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Americas Voice Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
Amy Seiwert's Imagery United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Animal Welfare Institute United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Apollo High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
AmericaShare USA Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Animals Asia Foundation Limited United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Appalshop Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
American Prairie Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Studies Assn United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Amherst College Trustees United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Animal Charity Evaluators United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Page SUM 1,442,450

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