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)
Grassroots Ecology Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 6,000
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 21,400
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Page SUM 191,400

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Grassroots Ecology Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2019 6,000
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 21,400
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Page SUM 191,400

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Abundant Grace Coastside Worker CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. NY Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Academir Charter School Preparatory FL Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Academy for Eating Disorders VA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ace Mentor Program of America Inc TX Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Access Institute for Psychological Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 119,400

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Arab American Family Services United States Immigration Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American Society of the University of Haifa United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Animal Equality Germany e.V. Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 425,000
Americares Foundation, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Amplifier Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Arab Medical Association Against Cancer Egypt Health Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
American Society of the University of Haifa United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Animal Equality Italia Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 840,000
America's Promise-The Alliance for Youth United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 245,000
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Amplio Network United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 900,000
American Society of the University of Haifa United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Animal Haven Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Americas Voice Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Amy Seiwert's Imagery United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Andrew Charity Association Taiwan (R.O.C.) Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 5,402,500

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