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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Fangcao Reading Circle Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Jose Valdes Math Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 750
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Godly Girls Network Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Page SUM 133,500

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Fangcao Reading Circle Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Jose Valdes Math Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 750
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Godly Girls Network Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Page SUM 133,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Africa Misson Services of USA Inc TN International Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
African Wildlife Foundation DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Alder Graduate School of Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
African American Community Service Agency CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
African Wildlife Foundation DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Alder Graduate School of Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,650,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
African American Community Services Agency CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
AFS-USA Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Al Otro Lado Inc CA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 500
Alexandria House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 250
African Communities Together NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 90,000
After Innocence CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 2,216,200

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Arpan Foundation Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Art of Yoga Project United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Article3 Org United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive United States Education Donor Advised 2019 16,750
Array Alliance Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Art of Yoga Project United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Artists Association of Nantucket United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Arc Broward Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Arizona Technology Council Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Arroyos & Foothills Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Art of Yoga Project United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Artists Association of Nantucket United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Arc of Sedgwick County Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,100
Page SUM 1,195,750

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13280 records found.