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)
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 7,500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 600
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 85,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 600
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Mercy Beyond Borders Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Parents Helping Parents Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 800
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,500
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 300,000

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 7,500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 600
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 85,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 600
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Mercy Beyond Borders Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Parents Helping Parents Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 800
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,500
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 300,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Acres, Inc. IN Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Accountability Counsel CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Accountability Counsel CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 28,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ace & TJ's Grin Kids Inc NC Other Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Achievement First Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 451,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Radium Society Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 35,000
Arab American Family Services United States Immigration Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Amigos de Guadalupe Center for Justice and Empowerment United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 1,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Animal Equality United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American River Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Arab Medical Association Against Cancer Egypt Health Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
American University in Cairo United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Amigos for Christ United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Andersen Tax Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Equality Germany e.V. Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 425,000
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Anderson Ranch Arts Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Animal Equality Italia Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 840,000
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,873,400

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13280 records found.