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)
Relay Graduate School of Education N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -500,000
Asia Society San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Rogue Valley Symphony Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Education Fund San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Blue Engine Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Santa Cruz Film Festival N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Boys & Girls Clubs Of Garden Grove Inc N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,900
Burlingame Regional Community of the Sisters of Mercy of the San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 750
California Public Interest Research Education Fund, Inc. N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Sierra Nevada College N/A NV United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Smithsonian Institute N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Doris Dillon School in Cambodia Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Dress for Success San Francisco Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 300
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 500
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250
Daughters of Zion Ministries Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 186,400

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Abundant Grace Coastside Worker CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Acumen Fund, Inc. NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Academir Charter School Preparatory FL Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. NY Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Academy for Eating Disorders VA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ace Mentor Program of America Inc TX Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Access Institute for Psychological Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Achieve Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 375,000
ACLU of Montana Foundation Inc MT Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 2,012,600

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Relay Graduate School of Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -500,000
Asia Society United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Rogue Valley Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Bayshore Christian Ministries United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Education Fund United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Blue Engine Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Santa Cruz Film Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Boys & Girls Clubs Of Garden Grove Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,900
Burlingame Regional Community of the Sisters of Mercy of the United States Other Donor Advised 2019 750
California Public Interest Research Education Fund, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Sierra Nevada College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Smithsonian Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 178,450

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13280 records found.