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)
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 300
Lincoln Law School of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Piedmont Hills High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Jose Jazz Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sunnyvale Historical Society and Museum Association Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Gilroy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Yavneh Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Los Gatos Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 172,900

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 300
Lincoln Law School of San Jose Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Piedmont Hills High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Jose Jazz Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sunnyvale Historical Society and Museum Association Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Gilroy Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Yavneh Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Los Gatos Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 172,900

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
AfterImage Public Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Alameda County Health Care Services Agency CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Aligarh Education Endowment Fund Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Adopt A Family Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
African Leadership Foundation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Agapao Inc GA International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 725
Alameda County Health Pathway Partnership CA Health Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Alisa Ann Ruch California Burn Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Adrian C. Wilcox High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
African Leadership Foundation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Agapao Inc GA International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Air Force Association VA Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Alameda County Homeless Action Center CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
All American Youth Football & Drill Team Inc. TX Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Advaita Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
African Library Project CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Agapao Inc GA International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Aircraft Casualty Emotional Support Services, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 427,675

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 3,000
Arizona Technology Council Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
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
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
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 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 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 300
Page SUM 352,500

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13280 records found.