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.

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 600
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Villa Siena Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 4,500
Working Partnerships USA Santa Clara Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 60,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 300
Lincoln Law School of San Jose Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
San Francisco Forty Niners Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Jose Jazz Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 16,000
Saratoga Federated Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Silicon Andhra Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 160,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 -20,000
Page SUM 413,900

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
418 Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Kitsap Sexual Assault Center WA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Kiva Microfunds CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 410
Kiva Microfunds CA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Kiva Microfunds CA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 125,000
Page SUM 307,610

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