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 descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 60,000
The Youth Science Institute Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 22,500
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
New Hope Chinese Cancer Care Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 179,900

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 60,000
The Youth Science Institute Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 22,500
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 300
New Hope Chinese Cancer Care Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 179,900

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Accountability Counsel CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 28,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ace & TJ's Grin Kids Inc NC Other Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Achievement First Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Achievement First Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 1,148,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American River Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Arab Medical Association Against Cancer Egypt Health Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
American University in Cairo United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Amigos for Christ United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Andersen Tax Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Equality Germany e.V. Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 425,000
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Anderson Ranch Arts Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Animal Equality Italia Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 840,000
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 16,000
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Animal Haven Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 1,584,200

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13280 records found.