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 ascending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Los Gatos United Methodist Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
National Council on Severe Autism Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
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
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Santa Clara County Asian Law Alliance Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
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 Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Tabard Theatre Company Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Ulistac Natural Area Restoration and Education Project Inc Santa Clara CA United States Other Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Valley Verde Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,680
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 1,263,930

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sierra Club Foundation Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
South Bay Clean Creeks Coalition Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Childrens Health Council Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,761,000
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 95,000
Stroke Awareness Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 4,273,650

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,300
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Wreaths Across America ME Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 6,548
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Wu Yee Children's Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 225,000
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 557,446
World Radio Missionary Fellowship Inc CO Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. CT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,919,994

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Xtreme Squash United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yavneh Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Yellowstone Forever United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Mens Christian Association of Greater Houston Area United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Ya- Ya Network Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 125,000
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association of Northern Middlesex Count United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yaffed Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Year Up Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Yerba Buena High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woodside School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 28,000
Working Wardrobes for a New Start United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 388,550

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13280 records found.