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)
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
All Saints Episcopal Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
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
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Sobrato Early Academic Language Program Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,500,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 4,585,425

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
All Saints Episcopal Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Parents Helping Parents Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Sobrato Early Academic Language Program Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 3,500,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 4,585,425

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,080
Academy for Eating Disorders VA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ace Mentor Program of America Inc TX Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Achieve Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 375,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
ACLU of Montana Foundation Inc MT Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Access Institute for Psychological Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
Acres, Inc. IN Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,312
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
ACCION International MA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
AchieveKids CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 18,945
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Acres, Inc. IN Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Adirondack Land Trust Inc NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Accion Latina CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 417,637

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Amplio Network United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 900,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
American Society of the University of Haifa United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Animal Welfare Institute United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Americas Voice Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Appalshop Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Amy Seiwert's Imagery United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
American Society of the University of Haifa United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Animals Asia Foundation Limited United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
AmericaShare USA Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Appeal of Conscience Foundation United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Animal Charity Evaluators United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 125,000
American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Animals Australia Federation Australia Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 48,324
Amherst College Trustees United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Appling County Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 62,000
American Prairie Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 3,057,974

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13280 records found.