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)
HRJ Charities Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 65,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,982
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Price Charter Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health 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 200
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 400
The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 11,254
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hillbrook School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,125
Page SUM 245,661

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
HRJ Charities Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 65,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,982
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Price Charter Middle School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 400
The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 11,254
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,125
Page SUM 245,661

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2019 115,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 110,000
2430 Arts Alliance CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 27,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,775
A New Day Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 34,500
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 434,685

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 2,700
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 285,581

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13280 records found.