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)
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Specialized Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 400
AchieveKids Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ivy Rose Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 300
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Science is Elementary, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Specialized Foundation Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 400
AchieveKids Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ivy Rose Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 300
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Science is Elementary, Inc. Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Abundant Grace Coastside Worker United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,080
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Academir Charter School Preparatory United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Action Ministries Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Academy for Eating Disorders United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
ACLU Foundation of Southern California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Active Minds Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Access Institute for Psychological Services United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Adirondack Land Trust Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ace Mentor Program of America Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
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