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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 14,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Village Harvest Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Hunger at Home Santa Clara CA United States Human Services 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
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
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
Page SUM 2,123,450

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 14,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Upward Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Village Harvest Corporation Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Hunger at Home Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
NUS America Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800,000
Peninsula College Fund Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 150,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Page SUM 2,123,450

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Adirondack Land Trust Inc NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Abolitionist Law Center PA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,300
Action Ministries Inc GA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Achungo Community Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Administrators of The Tulane Educational Fund LA Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 46,500
Active Minds Inc DC Health Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 429,450

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
AmericaShare USA Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Animal Charity Evaluators United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Animals Australia Federation Australia Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 48,324
American Prairie Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Appeal of Conscience Foundation United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
American Studies Assn United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Amherst College Trustees United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 62,000
Animal Charity Evaluators United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Animals in Need Fund United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Prairie Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Appling County Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
American University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Amherst College Trustees United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Equality United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 215,000
Annunciation House Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 75,000
American Promise Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,800
Page SUM 634,924

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13280 records found.