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)
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Be The Match Foundation N/A MN United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco First Tee San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
B'nai B'rith N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
California Renters Legal Advocacy and Education Fund Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Sierra Senior Services N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Smuin Ballets - SF San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cancer Commons Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Southern Center for Human Rights N/A GA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. N/A VT United States Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Charities Aid Foundation America N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 709,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 22,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
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 2,500
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
City of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 10,000
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
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
Page SUM 360,650

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
A Christian Ministry in the National Parks CO Religion Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
A Safe Place, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 -2,500
ABC House Inc OR Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 11,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
5P Society CA Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
A Safe Place, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs VA Health Donor Advised 2019 750
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
7Element Atheletics Inc TN Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
A Safe Place, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
1000 Friends of Oregon OR Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
826 National CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
A Future for Every Child CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
A Sanctuary for Military Families Inc CO Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 75,250

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco First Tee United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
B'nai B'rith United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
California Renters Legal Advocacy and Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Sierra Senior Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Smuin Ballets - SF United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cancer Commons United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Southern Center for Human Rights United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Center for Mindful Learning, Inc. United States Education Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Charities Aid Foundation America United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Page SUM 722,450

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13280 records found.