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 10,000
Peninsula College Fund Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Pivotal Connections Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,452
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 24,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 750
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 215,102

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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 10,000
Peninsula College Fund Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Pivotal Connections Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,452
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 24,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 750
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 215,102

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Active Minds Inc DC Health Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 6,500
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 500
Acumen Fund, Inc. NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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 15,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. NY Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Academir Charter School Preparatory FL Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
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
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,633,600

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300
American Society of the University of Haifa United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
America's Promise-The Alliance for Youth United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 245,000
Amy Seiwert's Imagery United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
Animal Welfare Institute United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Apollo High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
American Society of the University of Haifa United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Americas Voice Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Animals Asia Foundation Limited United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Appalshop Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
AmericaShare USA Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 62,000
Animal Charity Evaluators United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Animals Australia Federation Australia Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 48,324
Page SUM 2,390,774

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13280 records found.