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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church N/A MD United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Boulder Community Housing Corporation Inc N/A CO United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Community Resources for Science Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Free-Dem Foundations Inc N/A LA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,500
FuelEd Schools, Inc. N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Big Sister Association of Greater Boston Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Eastern Sierra Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Ride to Walk, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
FoodWhat Incorporated N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Engineers Without Borders USA, Inc. N/A CO United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Del Monte Forest Foundation Inc. N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Appeal of Conscience Foundation N/A NY United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Rotary International Townsend Rotary Club N/A MT United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco State University Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 2,883,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
ConnectSafely Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,800
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,720
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 112,270

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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 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
350 Silicon Valley CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
826 Valencia CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
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
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 to Turn Inc MA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 780,950

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Boulder Community Housing Corporation Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Community Resources for Science United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Free-Dem Foundations Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,500
FuelEd Schools, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Big Sister Association of Greater Boston Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Eastern Sierra Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Ride to Walk, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
FoodWhat Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Engineers Without Borders USA, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Francisco Park Conservancy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Del Monte Forest Foundation Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Appeal of Conscience Foundation United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Rotary International Townsend Rotary Club United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Code for America Labs United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 2,883,450

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13280 records found.