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)
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,150
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Oak Grove Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 62,177
Playworks Education Energized Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
All Saints Episcopal Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 399,377

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Upward Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,150
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Oak Grove Elementary School District Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 62,177
Playworks Education Energized Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
All Saints Episcopal Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 399,377

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13280 records found.
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 Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,150
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 70,000
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 Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 25,000
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 Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
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 300
American Museum of Natural History United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 60,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,250
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 10,000
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
Page SUM 360,731

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13280 records found.