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 ascending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
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 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
SJ Bike Party Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Cashion Cultural Legacy Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 18,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 80,000
Enneagram Prison Project Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
West Valley Light Opera Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Lynbrook High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 311,300

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
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 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
SJ Bike Party Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Cashion Cultural Legacy Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 18,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 80,000
Enneagram Prison Project Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
West Valley Light Opera Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Lynbrook High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 311,300

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
YMCA of Martha's Vineyard, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Young America's Foundation VA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Dreamer Network CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. NE Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 900
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Eisner Scholars CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,250
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 110,300

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yellowhammer Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Life United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Xavier College Preparatory High School United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yampa Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Yellowhammer Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Xavier Mission Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yellowstone Club Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Xavier University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Yellowstone Forever United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 57,500

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13280 records found.