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)
AchieveKids Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Life Services Alternative, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Rotary District 5170 Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Carmelite Monastery of the Infant Jesus Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 78,900

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Carmelite Monastery of the Infant Jesus Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Assistance League of San Jose Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 697,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
A Safe Place, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
1000 Friends of Oregon OR Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
826 National CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
A Future for Every Child CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
A Sanctuary for Military Families Inc CO Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Ability Experience NC Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
18 Reasons CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
826 Valencia CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
A Home Within, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -1,500
A Shot for Life Incorporated MA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
1951 Coffee Company CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
A Home Within, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -750
A Walk on Water Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 19,000
Page SUM 159,450

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 7,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 83,996
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 4,521
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 33,469
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 24,376
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 129,586
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,856
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 44,927
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 120,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 550,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,573
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 4,095
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,100,899

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13280 records found.