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)
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Maria Urban Ministry Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 300
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sobrato Early Academic Language Program Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Tarjimly, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Redemption Ministerial Fellowship International Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 370
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 6,000
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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Maria Urban Ministry Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 300
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Today's Youth Matter Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sobrato Early Academic Language Program Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Tarjimly, Inc. Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Redemption Ministerial Fellowship International Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 370
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 6,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Abrazos & Books CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Abundant Grace Coastside Worker CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Academir Charter School Preparatory FL Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Academy for Eating Disorders VA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ace Mentor Program of America Inc TX Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 97,050

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 62,000
API Cultural Center, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
American Prairie Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
American University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Amherst College Trustees United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300
American Promise Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,800
American University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
Amherst College Trustees United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Animal Welfare Institute United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Apollo High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
American Radium Society Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 35,000
American University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 198,550

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13280 records found.