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 ascending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 5,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 600
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
School Fund Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,100
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 24,750
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Page SUM 670,950

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
With Grace Foundation Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 5,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 600
Norcal Spinal Cord Injury Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
School Fund Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,100
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 24,750
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 68,950

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Houston Area TX Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Xavier Mission Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yavneh Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Yellowstone Club Community Foundation MT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association of Northern Middlesex Count CT Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Xavier University OH Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yavneh Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Yellowstone Forever WY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Xtreme Squash CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 125,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 211,450

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wreaths Across America United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,300
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Eisner Scholars United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,250
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wu Yee Children's Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 6,548
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Life United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 879,598

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13280 records found.