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)
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 95,000
Stroke Awareness Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 25,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Playworks Education Energized Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 1,583,900

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 25,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Playworks Education Energized Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Assistance League of San Jose Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Braven Incorporated Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 484,750

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Museum of Natural History United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
American Museum of Natural History United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,250
American Museum of Natural History United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 60,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 18,531
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American Heart Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,500
American Indian College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Kidney Fund, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Diabetes Association Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 168,931

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