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 County State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California Santa Cruz N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 195,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Atlantic Womens Charitable Organization Inc N/A NJ United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
San Bruno Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Bay Area Discovery Museum Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 23,500
Big Life Foundation USA N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo Sister City Association Inc San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Broadwater County N/A MT United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Science is Elementary, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
California Immigrant Policy Center N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A FL United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Siskiyou Opportunity Center N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Casa Latina N/A WA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 500
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Acumen Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Page SUM 2,160,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 874
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,100
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 57,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 143,524

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 110,000
2430 Arts Alliance CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,750
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
A New Way of Life Reentry Project CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
A Womans Work Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
350 Silicon Valley CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
826 Valencia CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
A New Way of Life Reentry Project CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
418 Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
A Place Called Home CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Page SUM 939,950

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12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California Santa Cruz United States Education Donor Advised 2019 195,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Atlantic Womens Charitable Organization Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
San Bruno Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Bay Area Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 23,500
Big Life Foundation USA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo Sister City Association Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Broadwater County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Science is Elementary, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
California Immigrant Policy Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Siskiyou Opportunity Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Somos Mayfair Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Casa Latina United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 500
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Acumen Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Page SUM 2,160,900

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13280 records found.