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)
Rye Presbyterian Church N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Diego Youth Symphony N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 375
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation N/A CT United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Scripps College N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 42,000
Brothers Empowered To Teach Initiative N/A LA 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 1,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
California Institute of Technology N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 40,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for Disaster Philanthropy Inc N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Challenged Athletes Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Children Scholarship Fund Philadelphia N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
City Fund N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 8,261,232
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Swim Across America, Inc. N/A NC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 10,474,984

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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 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
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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
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 250
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
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 122,300

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 Day Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 34,500
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
A New Way of Life Reentry Project CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
350 Silicon Valley CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
826 Valencia CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Page SUM 756,025

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rye Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Diego Youth Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 375
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Scripps College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 42,000
Brothers Empowered To Teach Initiative 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 1,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 40,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 727
Center for Disaster Philanthropy Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Challenged Athletes Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Children Scholarship Fund Philadelphia United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
City Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 8,261,232
College of Adaptive Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Nicholas Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Summer Search United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Swim Across America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 10,474,984

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13280 records found.