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, and corporate 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)
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Valley Verde Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
A Reaching Hand Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Westmont High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Palo Alto High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 672,199
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 47,500
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Page SUM 1,380,649

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Joyner Payne Youth Service Agency Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 35,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Calvary Baptist Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Berryessa Union Elementary School District Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 62,177
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Enneagram Prison Project Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Altos Christian Foundation Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
NUS America Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 56,350
Page SUM 367,277

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
AFS-USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Al Otro Lado Inc CA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 500
Alfanar Inc US MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
African Communities Together NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 90,000
After Innocence CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Al Otro Lado Inc CA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 75,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Academir Charter School Preparatory FL Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor 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 15,000
Academy for Eating Disorders VA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. NY Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Ace Mentor Program of America Inc TX Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Page SUM 1,937,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Anti-Recidivism Coalition United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Animal Legal Defense Fund United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 177,500
Amor Ministries Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 6,000
AOPA Foundation United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Society for the Protection of Nature Israel Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Anima Denmark Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 367,222
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Animal Rights Center Japan Japan Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 224,000
Amor Ministries Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
APEX Bangladesh Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
American Society of the University of Haifa United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Anima Denmark Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Americares Foundation, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Amplifier Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
API Cultural Center, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 2,776,372

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