Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 81,532
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tabard Theatre Company Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Adas Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 188,332

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 81,532
Committee for Green Foothills Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tabard Theatre Company Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 8,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Adas Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 600
Mickaboo Companion Bird Rescue Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 188,332

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Village School VA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
American Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 9,000

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