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)
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 3,333
Beautiful Day Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 7,500
San Jose Jazz Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture 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 15,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 -20,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fremont High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Unity Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,400
Gilroy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Los Gatos United Methodist Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
National Council on Severe Autism Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Page SUM 59,783

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2019 3,333
Beautiful Day Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 7,500
San Jose Jazz Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 -20,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fremont High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Unity Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,400
Gilroy Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Los Gatos United Methodist Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
National Council on Severe Autism Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Page SUM 59,783

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Adirondack Land Trust Inc NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Abolitionist Law Center PA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,300
Achungo Community Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Action Ministries Inc GA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Administrators of The Tulane Educational Fund LA Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 46,500
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Act Inc IA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Active Minds Inc DC Health Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 513,450

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 177,500
AOPA Foundation United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Amor Ministries Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Anima Denmark Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 367,222
Animal Rights Center Japan Japan Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 224,000
APEX Bangladesh Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
American Society for the Protection of Nature Israel Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Amor Ministries Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Anima Denmark Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
API Cultural Center, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
American Society of the University of Haifa United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Americares Foundation, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Amplifier Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 2,527,872

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13280 records found.