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, and corporate 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)
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American National Red Cross Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Portuguese Organization for Social Services & Opportunities Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Contemporary Asian Theater Scene Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 6,000
Science Buddies Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 60,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Upward Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American National Red Cross Santa Clara Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Portuguese Organization for Social Services & Opportunities Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Contemporary Asian Theater Scene Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 6,000
Science Buddies Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 60,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Act Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Academy for Eating Disorders United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
ACLU Foundation of Southern California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Access Institute for Psychological Services United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ace Mentor Program of America Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
826 Valencia United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
A New Way of Life Reentry Project United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
A Womans Work Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
10 Books A Home United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 2,083,600

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