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)
People Acting in Community Together, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 750
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Godly Girls Network Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 600
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Little League Baseball Inc Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 750
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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
People Acting in Community Together, Inc. Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 750
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Godly Girls Network Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
HOPE Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 600
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Little League Baseball Inc Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 750
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Addis Ababa University Ethiopia Education Donor Advised 2019 46,607
Abode Services United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Addis Ababa University Ethiopia Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Abode Services United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,080
Abolitionist Law Center United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Achungo Community Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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