Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 874
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Grassroots Ecology Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Westmont High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Committee Advised 2019 6,000
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 1,291,174

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Committee Advised 2019 6,000
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Family Supportive Housing Inc Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Jesuit Retreat Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,173,750

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Adopt A Family Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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 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 60,000
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 Library Project CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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 3,000
Page SUM 381,425

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ashesi University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Asian American Film Lab Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Archbishop Riordan High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Arnold Air Society - Silver Wings Angel Flight Educational United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 24,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Amor Ministries Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300
American Society for the Protection of Nature Israel Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Animal Welfare Institute United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Amor Ministries Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Apollo High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
American Society of the University of Haifa United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Americares Foundation, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Animals Asia Foundation Limited United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 1,377,200

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13280 records found.