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)
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Santa Clara County Office of Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 55,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 170,000
Curriki Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St Josephs Family Center Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
The Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Valley Verde Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 7,825,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 8,127,200

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Congregation Sinai of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 300
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,775
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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 10,775
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 264,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Academir Charter School Preparatory FL Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Academy for Eating Disorders VA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ace Mentor Program of America Inc TX Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
ACLU of Montana Foundation Inc MT Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Access Institute for Psychological Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Achieve Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 375,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Acres, Inc. IN Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,312
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 662,112

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
American Prairie Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Appeal of Conscience Foundation United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
American Studies Assn United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Amherst College Trustees United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Charity Evaluators United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Animals in Need Fund United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Prairie Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Appling County Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
American University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Amherst College Trustees United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Animal Equality United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 215,000
Annunciation House Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Page SUM 633,324

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