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)
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Project MORE Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Puerto Rican Civic Club, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Mulberry School Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Pacific Autism Center of Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 500
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 16,667
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 30,000
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 5,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Maitri Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 25,000
National Council on Severe Autism Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 400
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 500
Page SUM 130,817

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Project MORE Foundation Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Puerto Rican Civic Club, Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Mulberry School Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Pacific Autism Center of Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2020 500
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 16,667
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 30,000
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2020 5,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Maitri Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2020 25,000
National Council on Severe Autism Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 400
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 500
Page SUM 130,817

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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
A Breeze of Hope Foundation PA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 3,000
350 ORG MA Environment Donor Advised 2020 10,000
418 Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200,000
A Breeze of Hope Foundation PA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 5,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2020 100,000
350 ORG MA Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,000
418 Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 3,000
A Chance in Life Inc NY Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2020 500
350 ORG MA Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
418 Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 4,400
A Far Cry Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
10,000 Degrees CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
360 Youth Services IL Health Donor Advised 2020 15,000
42nd Street Moon CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 250
10,000 Degrees CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
3c Capital Fund Inc CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2020 50,000
50 Legs in 50 Days Inc. FL Health Corporate Advised 2020 4,000
Page SUM 407,550

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 100,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 250,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 15,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 500
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 7,500
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Page SUM 516,000

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14797 records found.