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)
Palo Alto High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
ASRT Foundation N/A NM United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Band Together N/A NC United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation N/A CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
PATH N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 85,506
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Castro Valley Arts Foundation Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Belvedere Cove Foundation Marin CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Center for Responsible Travel N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 44,900
Portola Valley Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Prison University Project, Inc. Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
PTA Georgia Congress N/A GA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Regents of the University of California at San Diego N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Samaritan Village N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Page SUM 468,906

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
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
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 65,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
City Year, Inc. Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 57,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 465,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
A Shot for Life Incorporated MA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Ability Experience NC Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
18 Reasons CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
826 Valencia CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
A Home Within, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -1,500
A Walk on Water Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 19,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
1951 Coffee Company CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
A Home Within, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -750
A Wider Bridge CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
1M1B Foundation NV Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 300
A Home Within, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -750
A Wish With Wings, Inc. TX Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 207,800

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Oregon Food Bank, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Palo Alto High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
ASRT Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Band Together United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Buddhist Tzu Chi Medical Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
PATH United States Health Donor Advised 2019 85,506
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Castro Valley Arts Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Belvedere Cove Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Center for Responsible Travel United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 44,900
Portola Valley Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Prison University Project, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
PTA Georgia Congress United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Regents of the University of California at San Diego United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Samaritan Village United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 344,406

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13280 records found.