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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Cancer Commons Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Veggielution Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Los Altos Library Endowment Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education 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 1,650
Page SUM 2,141,650

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Cancer Commons Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Veggielution Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Committee Advised 2019 3,000
Los Altos Library Endowment Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pets in Need Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,650
Page SUM 2,141,650

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Accountability Counsel CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 300
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 28,500
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Ace & TJ's Grin Kids Inc NC Other Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Achievement First Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 427,350

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
AmericaShare USA Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Animals Australia Federation Australia Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 48,324
American Prairie Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Appeal of Conscience Foundation United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
American Studies Assn United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Amherst College Trustees United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 62,000
Animal Charity Evaluators United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Animals in Need Fund United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Prairie Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Appling County Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
American University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Amherst College Trustees United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Charity Evaluators United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Annunciation House Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 75,000
American Promise Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,800
Ara Institute of Canterbury New Zealand Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,800
Page SUM 424,924

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