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)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300
San Jose Jazz Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sunnyvale Historical Society and Museum Association Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Gilroy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Yavneh Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Los Gatos Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 300
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 121,900

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 300
San Jose Jazz Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sunnyvale Historical Society and Museum Association Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Gilroy Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Yavneh Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Los Gatos Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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
Page SUM 121,900

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Academy for Eating Disorders VA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ace Mentor Program of America Inc TX Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Access Institute for Psychological Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Achieve Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 375,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
ACLU of Montana Foundation Inc MT Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
ACCION International MA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Acres, Inc. IN Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,312
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Accion Latina CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
AchieveKids CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 18,945
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 455,357

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Amherst College Trustees United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Equality United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 215,000
Annunciation House Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 75,000
American Promise Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,800
Ara Institute of Canterbury New Zealand Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,800
American University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Amherst College Trustees United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Animal Equality United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Anthony Manning Kunin Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
American Radium Society Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 35,000
Arab American Family Services United States Immigration Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Amigos de Guadalupe Center for Justice and Empowerment United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 1,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Animal Equality Germany e.V. Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 425,000
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American River Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Arab Medical Association Against Cancer Egypt Health Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,066,800

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13280 records found.