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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Press Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
South Texas Human Rights Center N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Smith Farm LTD N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Center for Law and Social Policy N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
African Mission Healthcare Foundation N/A CO United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 600,000
American Society of the University of Haifa N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Colorado College TH N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Stanford Health Care 227 Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Abolitionist Law Center N/A PA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 2,257,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Press Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
South Texas Human Rights Center N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Smith Farm LTD N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Center for Law and Social Policy N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
African Mission Healthcare Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 600,000
American Society of the University of Haifa N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Colorado College TH N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Stanford Health Care 227 Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Abolitionist Law Center N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Sojourn to the Past CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Camelback Ventures, Inc. LA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,350,000
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2019 7,765
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Student Conservation Association, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Challenge Success CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
America Achieves Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CollegeSpring Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
All Saints Episcopal Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Americares Foundation, Inc. CT Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 1,539,765

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Press Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Cancer CAREpoint Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
South Texas Human Rights Center United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Smith Farm LTD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Center for Law and Social Policy United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
African Mission Healthcare Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 600,000
American Society of the University of Haifa United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Colorado College TH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Stanford Health Care 227 United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Abolitionist Law Center United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Athena Academy Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 2,257,200

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13280 records found.