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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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 State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 14,000
San Jose Multicultural Artists Guild Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
United We Dream Network, Inc. N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. N/A CO United States Education 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 500
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Calaveras Big Trees Association N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
California Voter Foundation N/A CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 20,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 5,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 39,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,004,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Cupertino Educational Endowment Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 118,250

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
Adirondack Land Trust Inc NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Abolitionist Law Center PA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,300
Achungo Community Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Administrators of The Tulane Educational Fund LA Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 46,500
Page SUM 427,200

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 14,000
San Jose Multicultural Artists Guild Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Booksin Elementary School Community Association United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
United We Dream Network, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Senior Services for Northern California United States Health Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Calaveras Big Trees Association United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
University of Washington Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
California Voter Foundation United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 20,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 5,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Canopy United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 39,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,004,750

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13280 records found.