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 Catholic Community Foundation of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Zohar Dance Company Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,500
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Parents Helping Parents Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 600
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 850
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
San Jose Day Nursery Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 140,550

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Catholic Community Foundation of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Zohar Dance Company Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 4,500
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Parents Helping Parents Inc Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 600
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 850
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
San Jose Day Nursery Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 140,550

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
418 Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
A Place Called Home CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
10 Thousand Windows, Inc. TN Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
418 Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
A Place to Turn Inc MA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
AAUW Florida Supporting Foundation Inc FL Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
10,000 Degrees CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
42nd Street Moon CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
826LA CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
A Precious Child Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
AAUW of Oregon Special Projects Fund OR Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 217,150

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 3,174
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 4,788
American Lutheran Church Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,150
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 70,000
American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 25,000
American Museum of Natural History United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
American Museum of Natural History United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 557,112

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13280 records found.