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, 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)
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,650
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,250
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Help One Child Mission to Children at Risk Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Redemption Ministerial Fellowship International Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 370
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
San Jose Chamber of Commerce Community Benefit Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 4,127
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 66,097

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,650
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,250
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Help One Child Mission to Children at Risk Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Redemption Ministerial Fellowship International Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 370
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
San Jose Chamber of Commerce Community Benefit Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 4,127
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 66,097

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 28,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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 1,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,080
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Achievement First Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,655,880

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Americans for Immigrant Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 140,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
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 United for Separation of Church and State Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Andrew P. Hill High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Animal Humane Association of New Mexico Inc. United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
American Society for Technion-Israel Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Aneurysm Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Animal Kingdom Foundation, Inc. Philippines Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 220,866
Page SUM 510,566

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13280 records found.