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)
Partners and Advocates for Remarkable Children and Adults San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Plan of Action for Challenging Times Inc N/ASolano CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Pleasanton Middle School Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 450
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Rahima International Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Martime National Park Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
San Jose News Bureau N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,900
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Serve the People Inc N/A CA United States Health 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 7,500
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Santa Rosa Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Central City Hospitality House San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Christian Brothers Institute of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 204,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Dress for Success San Francisco Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 300
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 400
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Daughters of Zion Ministries Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 500
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 121,900

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Youth Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Point Lobos Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Rape Trauma Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
African Diaspora Network CA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley CA Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 176,429
Rhythmix Cultural Works CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Rotary Club of Woodside-Portola Valley Foundation Inc. CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,500
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
San Mateo Police Activities League CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Bay Area Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Science is Elementary, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 750
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Buckminster Fuller Institute CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 469,679

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Anima Denmark Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
API Cultural Center, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
American Society of the University of Haifa United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Americares Foundation, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Amplio Network United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 900,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300
American Society of the University of Haifa United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
America's Promise-The Alliance for Youth United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 245,000
Amy Seiwert's Imagery United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
Animal Welfare Institute United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Apollo High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
American Society of the University of Haifa United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Americas Voice Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Animals Asia Foundation Limited United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 4,607,950

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13280 records found.