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 descending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 11,254
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hillbrook School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,125
Live Oak Adult Day Services Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Oak Grove High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula College Fund Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pivotal Connections Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 300
Playing at Learning Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Saint Andrew's School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 32,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 409,879

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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 Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 11,254
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hillbrook School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,125
Live Oak Adult Day Services Santa Clara Health Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Oak Grove High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Pacific Hearing Connection Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula College Fund Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pivotal Connections Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 300
Playing at Learning Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Saint Andrew's School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 32,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 409,879

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 46,500
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Abrazos & Books CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
Act Inc IA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Adirondack Land Trust Inc NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Abundant Grace Coastside Worker CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Administrators of The Tulane Educational Fund LA Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Academir Charter School Preparatory FL Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 447,450

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
Animal Welfare Institute United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Appalshop Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
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
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Animals Asia Foundation Limited United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Appeal of Conscience Foundation United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
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
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Animal Charity Evaluators United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Animals Australia Federation Australia Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 48,324
Appling County Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 458,924

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13280 records found.