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)
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security 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 6,500
Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,200
Immanuel Lutheran Church of Saratoga Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 160,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 32,825
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Friends of NTU FNTU Santa Clara CA United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 70,668
Page SUM 1,526,193

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,200
Immanuel Lutheran Church of Saratoga Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 160,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 32,825
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Friends of NTU FNTU Santa Clara Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 70,668
Page SUM 1,526,193

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
826 Valencia CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
A New Way of Life Reentry Project CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Kitsap Sexual Assault Center WA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Kiva Microfunds CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 410
Kiva Microfunds CA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Kiva Microfunds CA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 125,000
Page SUM 577,660

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Museum of Natural History United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 60,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 15,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,250
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 18,531
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 2,700
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 28,500
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Legion Post 115 United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Library Association United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 356,031

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13280 records found.