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)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Calero High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,775
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Help One Child Mission to Children at Risk Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
BAYMEC Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Astronomical Association Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
Blossom Hill School Home and School Club Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 115,175

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Calero High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,775
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Help One Child Mission to Children at Risk Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
BAYMEC Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Astronomical Association Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
Blossom Hill School Home and School Club Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 115,175

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ace & TJ's Grin Kids Inc NC Other Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Achievement First Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,406,100

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Animals Asia Foundation Limited United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Appalshop Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
AmericaShare USA Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 311,204
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 65,998
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 4,090
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 111,017
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 34,816
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 19,228
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 -38,053
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,868
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 72,696
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 90,020
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 6,385
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 22,148
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 4,265
Page SUM 1,006,382

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