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)
Mulberry School Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula College Fund Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 42,000
Pivotal Connections Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
Bamboo in the Wind Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Branham High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 80,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,313
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 460,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Page SUM 932,063

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mulberry School Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Next Door Solutions to Domestic Violence Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Parkinson's Institute Santa Clara Health Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula College Fund Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 42,000
Pivotal Connections Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
Bamboo in the Wind Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Branham High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc Santa Clara Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 80,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,313
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 460,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
The Health Trust Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Page SUM 932,063

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
4word TX Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
A Breeze of Hope Foundation PA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
A Reaching Hand CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
AAUW-Wa Special Projects Fund WA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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 160,910

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Legion Post 115 United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 15,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Library Association United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American Lung Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Lutheran Church Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
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 5,000
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 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 Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 25,000
American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 488,650

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13280 records found.