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)
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Congregation Sinai of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 333,250
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,775
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Parents Helping Parents Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 511,250

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Congregation Sinai of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 333,250
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,775
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Parents Helping Parents Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
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
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
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 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 5,300
Achungo Community Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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 46,500
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 309,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Andrew P. Hill High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Animal Humane Association of New Mexico Inc. United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
American Society for Technion-Israel Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 298,200

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