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)
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Kiwanis Club of Palo Alto Charitable Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 4,500
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 240,400

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 200
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Kiwanis Club of Palo Alto Charitable Foundation Santa Clara Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 250
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 4,500
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 240,400

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. FL Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. FL Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Yellow Barn Inc VT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Life AZ Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. FL Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yampa Valley Community Foundation CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Yellow Ribbon Fund Inc MD Community Development Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
X Hope Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Page SUM 703,000

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yaffed Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Yellow Barn Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
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 500
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Yampa Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Yellow Ribbon Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 673,900

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13280 records found.