Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
SETI Institute Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana de San Jose In Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
One Step Closer Therapeutic Riding Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 558,100

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
SETI Institute Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Upward Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Movimiento de Arte y Cultura Latino Americana de San Jose In Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
One Step Closer Therapeutic Riding Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 558,100

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Adventure Cycling Association MT Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
African Library Project CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
AI4ALL CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Airlink Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Alaska Conservation Foundation AK Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Adventure Resources NC Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
African Middle Eastern Leadership Project DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
AI4ALL CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Akira's Book Club CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Alaska Native Women-s Resource Center AK Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Adventure Risk Challenge CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
African Mission Healthcare Foundation CO International Development Donor Advised 2019 -600,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 625
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Alaskans for Litter Prevention and Recycling Inc AK Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated ID Other Donor Advised 2019 200
African Mission Healthcare Foundation CO International Development Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 587,325

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Artists Association of Nantucket United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive United States Education Donor Advised 2019 16,750
Anderson Ranch Arts Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Animal Equality Italia Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 840,000
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Animal Haven Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 16,000
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Andrew Charity Association Taiwan (R.O.C.) Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Americans for Immigrant Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 140,000
Page SUM 1,159,650

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13280 records found.