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)
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 71,500
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Young Dreamer Network Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula College Fund Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 600,000
San Jose Multicultural Artists Guild Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 5,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 2,759,550

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 71,500
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
HOPE Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Young Dreamer Network Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula College Fund Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 600,000
San Jose Multicultural Artists Guild Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 5,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 2,759,550

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
10,000 Degrees CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
42nd Street Moon CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
88bikes WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
A Public Space Literary Projects Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
AAUW of Oregon Special Projects Fund OR Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
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 262,660

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