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)
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Cancer Commons Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Congregation Emek Beracha Santa Clara CA United States Religion 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 500
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,576
Cake4kids Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 388,076

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Cancer Commons Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Congregation Emek Beracha Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,576
Cake4kids Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 388,076

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
African Mission Healthcare Foundation CO International Development Donor Advised 2019 -600,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 625
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Albert F. Egan Jr. & Dorothy H. Egan Foundation Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated ID Other Donor Advised 2019 500
African Mission Healthcare Foundation CO International Development Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
ACCION International MA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Acres, Inc. IN Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,312
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,080
Accion Latina CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
AchieveKids CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 18,945
Acres, Inc. IN Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 226,062

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Animal Welfare Institute United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
American Radium Society Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 35,000
Apollo High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
American University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Amigos de Guadalupe Center for Justice and Empowerment United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 1,000
Andersen Tax Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Animals Asia Foundation Limited United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American River Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Appalshop Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
American University in Cairo United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Amigos for Christ United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Anderson Ranch Arts Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Animal Charity Evaluators United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Animals Australia Federation Australia Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 48,324
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Appeal of Conscience Foundation United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
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
Animal Charity Evaluators United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 590,424

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13280 records found.