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)
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
School Fund Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,100
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Golden State Youth Orchestra Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 85,000
Hillbrook School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 735,600

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
School Fund Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,100
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Golden State Youth Orchestra Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 85,000
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 735,600

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Albert Schweitzer Stiftung fur unsere Mitwelt Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,600,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
African Communities Together United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 90,000
After Innocence United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Aldea- The People's Justice Center United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 115,000
Alder Graduate School of Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Adopt A Family Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
African Diaspora Network United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
After School Matters United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Abode Services United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Accountability Counsel United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
AchieveKids United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 28,500
Page SUM 2,321,750

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