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)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Redemption Ministerial Fellowship International Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 370
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
San Jose Chamber of Commerce Community Benefit Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 4,127
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Stanford Health Care 227 Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 750
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 -3,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 60,000
The Youth Science Institute Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Redemption Ministerial Fellowship International Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 370
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
San Jose Chamber of Commerce Community Benefit Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 4,127
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Stanford Health Care 227 Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 750
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 -3,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 60,000
The Youth Science Institute Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Addis Ababa University Ethiopia Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Abode Services United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,080
Abolitionist Law Center United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,300
Achungo Community Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 46,500
ACLU Foundation of Southern California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Action Ministries Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
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