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)
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
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
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
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
California Voter Foundation N/A CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 20,000
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
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Youth Wellness San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 24,100
Chelmsford High School N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 6,000
Chinese for Affirmative Action San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Clean Air Task Force Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,250
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 618,850

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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 35,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 672,199
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 21,400
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Curriki Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 164,600
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Copper's Dream Rescue Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 170,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 2,351,999

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Academir Charter School Preparatory FL Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Academy for Eating Disorders VA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Ace Mentor Program of America Inc TX Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Adirondack Land Trust Inc NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Access Institute for Psychological Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Action Ministries Inc GA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Achieve Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 375,000
Administrators of The Tulane Educational Fund LA Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
ACLU of Montana Foundation Inc MT Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
ACCION International MA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
Active Minds Inc DC Health Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Page SUM 570,950

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
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
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
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
California Voter Foundation United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 20,000
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
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Youth Wellness United States Health Donor Advised 2019 24,100
Chelmsford High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 6,000
Chinese for Affirmative Action United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Clean Air Task Force Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,250
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 618,850

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