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)
Anderson Ranch Arts Foundation N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Rocky Mountain Institute N/A CO United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,700
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Baykeeper Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Blaine County Hunger Coalition Inc N/A ID United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 300
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Burlingame High School Parents Group, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sierra Foothill Conservancy TR N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California Polytechnic State University Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Smile Train, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
South King County Food Coalition N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 2,283,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Cupertino Educational Endowment Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 118,250

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Access Institute for Psychological Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Achieve Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 375,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
ACLU of Montana Foundation Inc MT Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
ACCION International MA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Acres, Inc. IN Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,312
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Accion Latina CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
AchieveKids CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 18,945
Acres, Inc. IN Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Accountability Counsel CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,080
Page SUM 462,137

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Anderson Ranch Arts Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Rocky Mountain Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,700
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Baykeeper United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Blaine County Hunger Coalition Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 300
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Burlingame High School Parents Group, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sierra Foothill Conservancy TR United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California Polytechnic State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Cancer CAREpoint Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Smile Train, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
South King County Food Coalition United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 2,283,950

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13280 records found.