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 ascending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Independence High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
La Comida Senior Nutrition Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
RealOptions Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
St. Nicholas and St. William Catholic Parish Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 55,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 133,380
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 867,880

Pages

13280 records found.
Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 18,500
Lynbrook High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
First Presbyterian Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,800
Working Partnerships USA Santa Clara Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 55,000
Billy DeFrank Lesbian & Gay Community Center Santa Clara Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Special Ops SV Inc Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Working Partnerships USA Santa Clara Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 40,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 220,200

Pages

13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yavneh Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Xtreme Squash CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 125,000
Yerba Buena High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
You Matter Too AZ Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Ya- Ya Network Inc NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Yeshivah High School of Arizona AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Young & Healthy CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Yaffed Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 303,100

Pages

12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 6,548
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Life United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Yellow Barn Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 948,748

Pages

13280 records found.