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)
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Cambrian Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Thomas Merton Center for Catholic Spiritual Development PA Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Family Album Project Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Thomas Merton Center for Catholic Spiritual Development PA Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Working Partnerships USA Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 500
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 2,065,900

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Cambrian Educational Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Thomas Merton Center for Catholic Spiritual Development PA Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Family Album Project Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Thomas Merton Center for Catholic Spiritual Development PA Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Working Partnerships USA Santa Clara Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 500
HOPE Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 2,065,900

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
10 Thousand Windows, Inc. TN Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
418 Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Kitsap Sexual Assault Center WA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Kiva Microfunds CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 410
Kiva Microfunds CA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Kiva Microfunds CA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 125,000
Page SUM 152,160

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 25,000
American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
American Museum of Natural History United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
American Museum of Natural History United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,250
American Museum of Natural History United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 60,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 18,531
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 295,131

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13280 records found.