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 Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Project Open Hand San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Redwood City Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 8,500
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 85,000
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bear Valley Education Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Paula Art Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 75,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sobrato Early Academic Language Program Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Castlemans Awareness & Research Effort N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 406,640
Children's Hospital Los Angeles N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 667,840

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 110,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 80,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,775
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Doris Dillon School in Cambodia Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Dress for Success San Francisco Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 465,225

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
San Jose State University Research Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 13,134
Battery Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
SETI Institute CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 95,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
California Council of Land Trusts CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. Lawrence Elementary and Middle School CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 9,550
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Curriki CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 278,884

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Andrew Charity Association Taiwan (R.O.C.) Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Humane Association of New Mexico Inc. United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
American Society for Technion-Israel Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Andrew P. Hill High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Animal Kingdom Foundation, Inc. Philippines Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 220,866
Anti-Recidivism Coalition United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Aneurysm Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Animal Legal Defense Fund United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 177,500
AOPA Foundation United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Amor Ministries Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 793,266

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