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)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Recovery Cafe San Jose Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Santa Clara County Office of Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 420,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 874
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
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 300
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Portuguese Organization for Social Services & Opportunities Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,746,174

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Recovery Cafe San Jose Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Santa Clara County Office of Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 420,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 250,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 874
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Grassroots Ecology Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Westmont High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
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 300
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Portuguese Organization for Social Services & Opportunities Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,746,174

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Accountability Counsel CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Accountability Counsel CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 28,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ace & TJ's Grin Kids Inc NC Other Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Achievement First Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 448,000

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Animal Equality United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Anthony Manning Kunin Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
American Radium Society Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 35,000
Arab American Family Services United States Immigration Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Amigos de Guadalupe Center for Justice and Empowerment United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 1,000
Andersen Tax Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Equality Germany e.V. Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 425,000
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American River Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Arab Medical Association Against Cancer Egypt Health Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
American University in Cairo United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Amigos for Christ United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Anderson Ranch Arts Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Animal Equality Italia Italy Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 840,000
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Animal Haven Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,864,700

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13280 records found.