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)
San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture 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 250
Bridges to Community Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
ShadeTree Multicultural Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Careers Through Culinary Arts Program Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Society of Women Engineers Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
CATO Institute N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Centro Cultural Mexicano N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Bridgetown Church N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
California Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Shadhika Project, Inc. N/A CO United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 400
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Dress for Success San Francisco Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 300
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,500
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
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 187,850

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Accountability Counsel CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 28,500
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Accountability Counsel CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Achievement First Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
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 1,000
Ace & TJ's Grin Kids Inc NC Other Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Achievement First Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Page SUM 724,580

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Playhouse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Bridges to Community Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
ShadeTree Multicultural Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Careers Through Culinary Arts Program Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Society of Women Engineers United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
CATO Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Centro Cultural Mexicano United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Bridgetown Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
California Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Shadhika Project, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 400
Page SUM 164,250

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13280 records found.