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)
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Stanford Jazz Workshop Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 300
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Healthy Young Attitude Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 8,000
iSing Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 173,500

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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 1,500
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Stanford Jazz Workshop Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 300
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Healthy Young Attitude Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 8,000
iSing Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 173,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Abolitionist Law Center PA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 46,500
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Act Inc IA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Abrazos & Books CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Abundant Grace Coastside Worker CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 382,750

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Appalshop Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Amplio Network United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 900,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
American Society of the University of Haifa United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Animals Asia Foundation Limited United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Americas Voice Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Appeal of Conscience Foundation United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Amy Seiwert's Imagery United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Animal Charity Evaluators United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 125,000
American Society of the University of Haifa United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Animals Australia Federation Australia Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 48,324
AmericaShare USA Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Appling County Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Animal Charity Evaluators United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Animals in Need Fund United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Amherst College Trustees United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Ara Institute of Canterbury New Zealand Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,800
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 62,000
Page SUM 3,084,524

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13280 records found.