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)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Healthy Young Attitude Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 4,127
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Stanford Health Care 227 Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 750
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 -3,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 60,000
The Youth Science Institute Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Working Partnerships USA Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 22,500
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,037
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
New Hope Chinese Cancer Care Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 490,714

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Healthy Young Attitude Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 4,127
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Stanford Health Care 227 Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 750
Sunny View Lutheran Home Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 -3,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 60,000
The Youth Science Institute Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Working Partnerships USA Santa Clara Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 22,500
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,037
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
New Hope Chinese Cancer Care Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 490,714

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Access Institute for Psychological Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Achieve Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 375,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
ACLU of Montana Foundation Inc MT Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,080
ACCION International MA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Acres, Inc. IN Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,312
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Accion Latina CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
AchieveKids CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 18,945
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Acres, Inc. IN Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Accountability Counsel CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 452,237

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American River Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Anderson Ranch Arts Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Animal Equality Italia Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 840,000
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Animal Haven Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 16,000
Americans for Immigrant Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 140,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Andrew Charity Association Taiwan (R.O.C.) Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 1,136,700

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13280 records found.