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)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,250
Village Harvest Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
NUS America Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800,000
Peninsula College Fund Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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
Working Partnerships USA Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 500
Page SUM 1,873,700

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Villa Siena Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 65,000
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 4,500
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 500
Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
San Francisco Forty Niners Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Jose Jazz Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 16,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Andhra Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 290,700

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
2430 Arts Alliance CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 27,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,775
A New Day Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 34,500
A Woman's Nation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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 259,685

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Lutheran Church Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
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 Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
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
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
American Museum of Natural History United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
American Museum of Natural History United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,250
American Museum of Natural History United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 60,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 642,200

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13280 records found.