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)
Science Buddies Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 60,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Science Buddies Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 60,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Abundant Grace Coastside Worker CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,080
Academir Charter School Preparatory FL Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Academy for Eating Disorders VA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ace Mentor Program of America Inc TX Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Adirondack Land Trust Inc NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Access Institute for Psychological Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 96,330

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Andrew P. Hill High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Animal Humane Association of New Mexico Inc. United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
American Society for Technion-Israel Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Aneurysm Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Animal Kingdom Foundation, Inc. Philippines Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 220,866
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 250
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Amor Ministries Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 177,500
AOPA Foundation United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Amor Ministries Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 800,566

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13280 records found.