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)
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 250
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 750
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 4,500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2019 300
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Cancer Commons Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 620,350

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 250
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 300
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 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 750
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 4,500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2019 300
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Cancer Commons Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 620,350

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
10 Thousand Windows, Inc. TN Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
418 Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
A Place to Turn Inc MA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Kitsap Sexual Assault Center WA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Kiva Microfunds CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 410
Kiva Microfunds CA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Kiva Microfunds CA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 125,000
Page SUM 152,910

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 2,700
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 300
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Legion Post 115 United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 28,500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 15,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Library Association United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 265,450

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13280 records found.