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)
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 25,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Playworks Education Energized Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Assistance League of San Jose Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Braven Incorporated Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
AchieveKids CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 18,945
Acres, Inc. IN Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
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 90,000
Accion Latina CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
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 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 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
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Accountability Counsel CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
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