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)
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
San Jose Multicultural Artists Guild Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 5,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 39,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 7,200
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,640
Page SUM 757,740

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
San Jose Multicultural Artists Guild Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 5,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 39,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 7,200
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Town Cats of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,640
Page SUM 757,740

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. NY Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Academy for Eating Disorders VA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ace Mentor Program of America Inc TX Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Access Institute for Psychological Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Achieve Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 375,000
ACLU of Montana Foundation Inc MT Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
ACCION International MA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 397,150

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Americans for Immigrant Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 140,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
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 300
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
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
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
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 3,500
Amor Ministries Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Page SUM 928,266

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13280 records found.