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 Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,650
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
The Fistula Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300
VMC Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 40,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
HRJ Charities Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,650
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
The Fistula Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 300
VMC Foundation Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 40,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
HRJ Charities Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 408,850

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Abolitionist Law Center United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,080
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,300
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Achungo Community Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Abrazos & Books United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 46,500
Action Ministries Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Abundant Grace Coastside Worker United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Active Minds Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
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