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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,550
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Day Nursery Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Association for Senior Day Health Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2018 31,000
Presbyterian Church of Los Gatos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Committee for the Future of Santa Clara County - Yes on A Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 24,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 156,300

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,550
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Day Nursery Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Association for Senior Day Health Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2018 31,000
Presbyterian Church of Los Gatos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Notre Dame High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Nike Animal Rescue Foundation Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Committee for the Future of Santa Clara County - Yes on A Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 24,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 156,300

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Center for American Progress DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 665,052
Institute for Applied Tinkering CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2018 4,850,000
Court Watch NOLA LA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Defenders of Wildlife DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Envelop CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
North American Council for Online Learning VA Education Donor Advised 2018 600,000
Earthjustice CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
The San Francisco Playhouse CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Populace Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated NY Environment Donor Advised 2018 400
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Friends of the Los Gatos Public Library CA Education Donor Advised 2018 200
PATH WA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2018 -5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 9,326,052

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Cabrillo College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,750,000
Indivisible Civics Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Youth Arts & Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
From the Heart Productions Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Lake County Land Trust Organization United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Festival of New Trumpet Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Planting Justice United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 385
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Edible Schoolyard Project United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Harlem School of the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Promise of Justice Initiative United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Page SUM 2,024,385

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13110 records found.