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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Parents Helping Parents Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Sobrato Early Academic Language Program Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,500,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cupertino Educational Endowment Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 4,608,250

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Parents Helping Parents Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Sobrato Early Academic Language Program Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 3,500,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cupertino Educational Endowment Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 4,608,250

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ACCION International MA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
AchieveKids CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 18,945
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Acres, Inc. IN Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Accion Latina CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Accountability Counsel CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Accountability Counsel CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 28,500
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 253,495

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Amherst College Trustees United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Charity Evaluators United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Annunciation House Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 75,000
American Promise Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,800
Ara Institute of Canterbury New Zealand Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,800
American University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Amherst College Trustees United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Animal Equality United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 215,000
Anthony Manning Kunin Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
American Radium Society Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 35,000
Arab American Family Services United States Immigration Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Amigos de Guadalupe Center for Justice and Empowerment United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 1,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Animal Equality United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American River Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Arab Medical Association Against Cancer Egypt Health Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 661,800

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13280 records found.