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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
School Fund Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,100
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Lynbrook High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
AchieveKids Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Christian Church of Los Gatos Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 85,000
Doris Dillon School in Cambodia Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 400
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
PARS Equality Center Santa Clara CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 343,950

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Los Gatos Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
AchieveKids Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 672,199
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 47,500
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 300
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Santa Clara County Dental Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Tabard Theatre Company Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
St Josephs Family Center Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Valley Verde Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 14,245
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 62,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 887,494

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Yellow Ribbon Fund Inc MD Community Development Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. FL Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yampa Valley Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Yellowhammer Fund AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
X Hope Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Yampa Valley Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Yellowhammer Fund AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Boston Inc MA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Xavier College Preparatory High School CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yampa Valley Medical Center Foundation CO Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yellowstone Club Community Foundation MT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 124,400

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yiaku Laikipiak Trust Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 11,250
You Matter Too United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yiaku Laikipiak Trust Kenya Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Young & Healthy United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young America's Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
WQED Multimedia United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 900
YMCA of Martha's Vineyard, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Young Dreamer Network United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Wreaths Across America United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 127,350

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