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)
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 178,797
AOPA Foundation N/A MD United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Resonate Church Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,400
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland & Northwest N/A IL United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Ballou High School N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -2,500
Safe & Sound San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Belle Haven Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Born This Way Foundation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Californians Against Waste Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,433,397

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
A Reaching Hand Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
A Future for Every Child Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 120,000

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 178,797
AOPA Foundation United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Resonate Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,400
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland & Northwest United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Aspire Public Schools United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Ballou High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -2,500
Safe & Sound United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Friends School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Belle Haven Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Born This Way Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
California Academy of Sciences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Californians Against Waste Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,433,397

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13280 records found.