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 County State Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Rhode Island School of Design N/A RI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 175,000
San Francisco SAFE, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 325,000
San Mateo County Health Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 727
Scholarship America Inc N/A MN United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,080
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Association of University Women-Special Projects Fu Sonoma CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,600
American Friends Service Committee N/A PA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 31,688
Sojourners N/A DC United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Andersen Tax Foundation N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Child and Family Research and Training Institute San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Community Cancer Education Inc. N/A FL United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,251,495

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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 500
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,720
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 7,200
Comunidad Para Baja California Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Congregation Emek Beracha Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,452
Contemporary Asian Theater Scene Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Page SUM 308,372

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
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
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 200
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
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 250
Page SUM 976,700

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Rhode Island School of Design United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 175,000
San Francisco SAFE, Inc. United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 325,000
San Mateo County Health Foundation United States Health Committee Advised 2019 727
Scholarship America Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,080
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Association of University Women-Special Projects Fu United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,600
American Friends Service Committee United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 31,688
Sojourners United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Andersen Tax Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Child and Family Research and Training Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Code for America Labs United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Community Cancer Education Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,251,495

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13280 records found.