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)
Redwood City Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Ayni Institute N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 264,000
Sacred Heart Parish Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Beatrice Educational Foundation Inc. N/A NE United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sarah Lawrence College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -339
Boys and Girls Club of the South Coast N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,900
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Sigma XI The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc N/A NC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Southern Oregon University Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 687,461

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Altos Christian Foundation Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Alum Rock Union Elementary School District Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 124,353
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Alliance for Youth Achievement Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
All India Movement Aim for Seva Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
All India Movement Aim for Seva Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Almaden Neighborhood Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 50,000
All Saints Episcopal Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Almaden Valley Woman's Club Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 250
All Saints Episcopal Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 525,553

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Redwood City Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Ayni Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 264,000
Sacred Heart Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Beatrice Educational Foundation Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sarah Lawrence College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -339
Boys and Girls Club of the South Coast United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,900
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Sigma XI The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Canine Companions for Independence United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Southern Oregon University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 687,461

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