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 ascending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
American Lutheran Church Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Association of Fundraising Professionals Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Cancer Commons Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 310,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 359,000

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Loaves & Fishes Family Kitchen Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
American Lutheran Church Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Association of Fundraising Professionals Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Cancer Commons Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 310,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 359,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Boston Inc MA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Xavier Mission Inc. NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yavneh Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Yellowstone Club Community Foundation MT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Houston Area TX Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Xavier University OH Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yavneh Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Yellowstone Forever WY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Northern Middlesex Count CT Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Working Partnerships USA CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 40,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
World Vision, Inc. WA International Development Donor Advised 2019 36,504
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 926,054

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Dreamer Network United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Wreaths Across America United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,300
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Eisner Scholars United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,250
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wu Yee Children's Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 6,548
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Life United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wycliffe Bible Translators, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 225,000
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Woodside Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 1,395,098

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13280 records found.