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)
San Jose Multicultural Artists Guild Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 556
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Counseling and Support Services for Youth Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 100,000
St. Simon Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 200
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Los Altos Aquatic Club, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 17,500
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Mulberry School Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
One Step Closer Therapeutic Riding Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Page SUM 381,206

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Multicultural Artists Guild Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 556
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Counseling and Support Services for Youth Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2020 200,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 100,000
St. Simon Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2020 200
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Los Altos Aquatic Club, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 17,500
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Mulberry School Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
One Step Closer Therapeutic Riding Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2020 200
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Page SUM 381,206

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
A Place Called Home CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 16,200
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2020 150,000
A Reaching Hand CA Community Development Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2020 100,000
A Reaching Hand CA Community Development Donor Advised 2020 500
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 500
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
A Reaching Hand CA Community Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Page SUM 736,450

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Friends of Neve Shalom-Wahat Al-Salam United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 30,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 50,000
American Conservative Union Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 1,000,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
American Friends of the Israel Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Fund of Michigan United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 5,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 20,400
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Fund of Michigan United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 1,200
American Farmland Trust United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 3,000
American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky Foundation Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 657,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2020 12,500
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2020 24,000
American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky Foundation Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 30,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 300
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2020 15,000
American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky Foundation Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 250,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 5,000
American Federation of Teachers Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2020 600,000
Page SUM 2,719,900

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14797 records found.