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 State Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Aubin Pictures, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Rutgers University Foundation N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Diego Youth Symphony N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Big Sur Health Center N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Sandia Search Dogs N/A NM United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Scopa Has A Dream Inc Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Brooklyn Hospital Center N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 19,000
California Institute for Medical Research Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A FL United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A NE United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 750
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Center for Digital Democracy N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Challenged Athletes Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 313,075

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,100
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 71,500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 148,900

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
A Wish With Wings, Inc. TX Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
2041 Foundation Incorporated CA Environment Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,100
A Network for Grateful Living, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
A New Day Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 34,500
A Woman's Nation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2019 115,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 110,000
2430 Arts Alliance CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 27,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,775
A New Way of Life Reentry Project CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
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
Page SUM 846,625

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services United States Health Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Friends Seminary United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2019 3,000
University of the Pacific United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Great Books Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Vascular Cures United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
VoteRiders United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Healthy Kids Brighter Future Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 8,500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Womens Audio Mission United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Impact Experience Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 335
Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc. United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Isbell Middle School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 22,500
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 764,735

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