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)
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,775
GF Sustaining Operations Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 10,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Global Witness Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Independence High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Recovery Cafe San Jose Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Santa Clara Swim Club Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,775
GF Sustaining Operations Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 10,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Global Witness Foundation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Green Foothills Foundation Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Yu-Ai Kai-Japanese American Community Senior Serv of San Jos Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Independence High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Recovery Cafe San Jose Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Santa Clara Swim Club Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 670,275

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 70,000
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 Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 25,000
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 Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
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 Donor Advised 2019 300
American Museum of Natural History United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
American Immigration Council United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Israel Education Foundation Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
American Friends of the Norman Foster Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Heart Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 449,000

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