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)
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 60,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 195,750

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 60,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 195,750

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 250
African American Community Services Agency CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
AFS-USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Al Otro Lado Inc CA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 500
Alfanar Inc US MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
African Communities Together NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 90,000
After Innocence CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Al Otro Lado Inc CA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Algebra Society Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
African Diaspora Network CA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
After School Matters IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Al Otro Lado Inc CA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 200
Alianza Americas CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Adopt A Family Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
African Diaspora Network CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 627,150

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ashoka United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Archbishop Mitty High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 177,500
AOPA Foundation United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Amor Ministries Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Anima Denmark Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 367,222
Animal Rights Center Japan Japan Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 224,000
APEX Bangladesh Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
American Society for the Protection of Nature Israel Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Amor Ministries Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Anima Denmark Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
API Cultural Center, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
American Society of the University of Haifa United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Page SUM 2,453,372

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13280 records found.