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)
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
ShadeTree Multicultural Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Society of Women Engineers Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 300
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 300
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Asian Pacific Islander Amer Public Affairs-Comm Education Fo N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
BAD RAP Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 133,380
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Dash Sports Education Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 671,180

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 300
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 Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 750
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
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
Page SUM 46,650

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Southern California Streets Initiative CA Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 25,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 9,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
CatchLight CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Coastside Hope CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Ariel Outreach Mission CA Religion Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Commonwealth Club of California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
The Bridge Restoration Ministry CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,400
The Peach Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 600
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Beyond 12 Education Inc. CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 125,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Page SUM 1,274,300

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Animal Humane Association of New Mexico Inc. United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
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 Kingdom Foundation, Inc. Philippines Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 220,866
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
Animal Legal Defense Fund United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 177,500
APEX Bangladesh Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
American Society for the Protection of Nature Israel Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Amor Ministries Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Anima Denmark Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 367,222
Animal Rights Center Japan Japan Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 224,000
API Cultural Center, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,296,738

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