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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Playworks Education Energized Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Assistance League of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Braven Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 7,500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 600
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 85,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Playworks Education Energized Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Assistance League of San Jose Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Braven Incorporated Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 7,500
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 600
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 85,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 25,000
American Motorcycle Heritage Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
American Museum of Natural History United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
American Museum of Natural History United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,250
American Museum of Natural History United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 60,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 18,531
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Heart Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Immigration Council United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 350,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
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