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)
Project Red Foundation N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Heart Association, Inc. N/A TX United States Health Committee Advised 2019 2,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,856
Redwood City Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Reno Philharmonic Association, Inc. N/A NV United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Animal Humane Association of New Mexico Inc. N/A NM United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,100
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Sacred Heart Nativity School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 750
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Beat the Streets Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Self-Help for the Elderly San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 11,000
Page SUM 2,598,556

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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 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
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 400
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
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
Daughters of Zion Ministries Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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
Page SUM 122,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Achievement First Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Achievement First Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,080
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Page SUM 1,653,380

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Project Red Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Heart Association, Inc. United States Health Committee Advised 2019 2,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,856
Redwood City Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Reno Philharmonic Association, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Animal Humane Association of New Mexico Inc. United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,100
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Sacred Heart Nativity School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 750
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Beat the Streets Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Self-Help for the Elderly United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 11,000
Page SUM 2,598,556

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13280 records found.