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)
Santa Clara County Office of Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 55,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Canary Fund Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,024
St Josephs Family Center Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
The Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Valley Verde Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Palo Alto High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Palo Alto High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education 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 1,000
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Clara County Office of Education Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 55,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Canary Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,024
St Josephs Family Center Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2019 2,000
The Wildlife Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Valley Verde Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Palo Alto High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Palo Alto High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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
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 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 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
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 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 75,000
Page SUM 2,111,200

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 200
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 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 1,100
Arizou United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Art and Science Laboratory United States Education Donor Advised 2019 92,923
Art of Yoga Project United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Arts Benicia, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
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 500
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Art Council Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 371,423

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