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)
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 750
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 250,850

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Health Trust Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 750
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Mentor Tutor Connection Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 250,850

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,080
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 46,500
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Abrazos & Books CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
Act Inc IA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
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 500
Adirondack Land Trust Inc NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Academir Charter School Preparatory FL Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 248,530

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Amor Ministries Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Andrew P. Hill High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
American Society for the Protection of Nature Israel Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Animal Humane Association of New Mexico Inc. United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Anti-Recidivism Coalition United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Amplifier Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Aneurysm Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
American Society of the University of Haifa United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Animal Kingdom Foundation, Inc. Philippines Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 220,866
Americares Foundation, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000
AOPA Foundation United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Amplio Network United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 900,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
American Society of the University of Haifa United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 177,500
America's Promise-The Alliance for Youth United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 245,000
Americas Voice Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
APEX Bangladesh Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 4,694,866

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