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)
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Healthier Kids Foundation Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Jewish Family Service 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 500
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 164,600
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Dress for Success San Francisco Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 340,450

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Healthier Kids Foundation Santa Clara County Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Magical Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 164,600
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Dress for Success San Francisco Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 340,450

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 200
Algebra Society Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
African Diaspora Network CA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
After School Matters IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Al Otro Lado Inc CA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Alianza Americas CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Adopt A Family Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
African Diaspora Network CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
AfterImage Public Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Alameda County Health Care Services Agency CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Aligarh Education Endowment Fund Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Adopt A Family Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 611,100

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 160,000
Arizona State University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,393
Aroostook County Action Program, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Animals in Need Fund United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Prairie Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Appling County Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
American University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Amherst College Trustees United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Charity Evaluators United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Annunciation House Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 75,000
American Promise Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,800
Ara Institute of Canterbury New Zealand Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,800
American University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Amherst College Trustees United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Animal Equality United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 215,000
Anthony Manning Kunin Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
American Radium Society Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 35,000
Page SUM 642,793

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13280 records found.