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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 22,500
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Challenge Success Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Help One Child Mission to Children at Risk Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
SV Home Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 473,750

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 22,500
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Challenge Success Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Help One Child Mission to Children at Risk Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
SV Home Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 473,750

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
After School Matters IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Al Otro Lado Inc CA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 200
Alianza Americas CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Adopt A Family Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
African Diaspora Network CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
AfterImage Public Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Al Otro Lado Inc CA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Accountability Counsel CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 28,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ace & TJ's Grin Kids Inc NC Other Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Achievement First Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 632,750

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Amherst College Trustees United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Arab Medical Association Against Cancer Egypt Health Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
American Promise Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,800
American University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Animal Equality Italia Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 840,000
Amherst College Trustees United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
American Radium Society Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 35,000
American University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Animal Haven Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Amigos de Guadalupe Center for Justice and Empowerment United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 1,000
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
American River Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Andrew Charity Association Taiwan (R.O.C.) Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American University in Cairo United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,012,000

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13280 records found.