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)
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 45,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 65,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 250
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education 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 1,500
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 -29,000
Page SUM 677,950

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 45,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 65,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 250
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,500
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 -29,000
Page SUM 677,950

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
826 National CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
A Future for Every Child CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
A Sanctuary for Military Families Inc CO Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
1000 Friends of Oregon OR Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
826 Valencia CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
A Home Within, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -1,500
A Shot for Life Incorporated MA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Ability Experience NC Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
18 Reasons CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
A Home Within, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -750
A Walk on Water Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 19,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
1951 Coffee Company CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 157,250

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 400,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 3,355
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 800
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 748,806
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 46,171
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 3,051
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 42,193
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 139,614
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 110,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 750
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 16,091
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 203
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 31,688
Page SUM 1,550,722

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13280 records found.