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, and corporate 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 2020 900
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2020 25,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Dis Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 6,800
Peninsula College Fund Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 50,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Pivotal Connections Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Andrew P. Hill High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2020 2,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 30,000
Childrens Health Council Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 1,000
San Jose News Bureau Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 1,910
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Daughters of Zion Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 1,500
Page SUM 170,110

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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 2020 900
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2020 25,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Housing Choices Coalition for Persons with Developmental Dis Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 6,800
Peninsula College Fund Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 50,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Pivotal Connections Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Andrew P. Hill High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2020 2,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2020 30,000
Childrens Health Council Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2020 1,000
San Jose News Bureau Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 1,910
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Daughters of Zion Ministries Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2020 1,500
Page SUM 170,110

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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 500
A Khmer Buddhist Foundation CA Religion Donor Advised 2020 23,759,980
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2020 250
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2020 2,500
A Network for Grateful Living, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2020 300
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
A New Way of Life Reentry Project CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Abada-Capoeira San Francisco CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2020 45,000
A New Way of Life Reentry Project CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 40,000
Abantu International IL International Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2020 1,500
A New Way of Life Reentry Project CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 123,500
Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs In VA Health Donor Advised 2020 750
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2020 50,000
A New Way of Life Reentry Project CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 200,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 500
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2020 150,000
Page SUM 24,419,980

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky Foundation Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 5,000
American Film Institute Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union of Nevada Foundation Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 5,000
American Council of Young Political Leaders, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 50,000
American Foundation for Fiream Injury Reduction in Medicine United States Health Committee Advised 2020 3,000
American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina Legal Found United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 165,000
American Diabetes Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2020 1,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention United States Health Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina Legal Found United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 500
American Diabetes Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2020 250
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention United States Health Donor Advised 2020 500
American Civil Liberties Union of West Virginia United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 30,000
American Diabetes Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2020 2,000
American Friends of Gatoto, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2020 2,500
American College United States Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
American Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 30,000
American Friends of IDC United States Education Donor Advised 2020 10,000
American College of Radiation Oncology Inc United States Other Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Page SUM 375,250

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14797 records found.