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 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 2,500
San Jose News Bureau N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Save the Harbor Save the Bay Inc Boston Fish Pier N/A MA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Boston Lyric Opera Company N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Brave Trails N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Sequoia Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Callisto San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 80,000
Social Profit Network San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Capital & Main N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Spanish Peaks Community Foundation N/A MT United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Chi Am Circle, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Christ Centered Counseling N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
ClinWiki N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Common Ground Relief N/A LA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
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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 100,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
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
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
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 170,000
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 10,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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 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
Page SUM 1,390,050

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 500
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
Action Ministries Inc GA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
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
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Active Minds Inc DC Health Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Abrazos & Books CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 499,550

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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 2,500
San Jose News Bureau United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Save the Harbor Save the Bay Inc Boston Fish Pier United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Boston Lyric Opera Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Brave Trails United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Sequoia Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
California Academy of Sciences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Callisto United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 80,000
Social Profit Network United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Capital & Main United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Spanish Peaks Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Chi Am Circle, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Christ Centered Counseling United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
ClinWiki United States Education Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Common Ground Relief United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 347,650

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13280 records found.