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)
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Beyond Basics N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco State University Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 11,000
School of Choice Education Organization N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
88bikes N/A WA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Shelby's SafeSpace San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 75,000
SilverLining, Inc. N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Camp Kesem National N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 6,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 7,765
Solstice Initiative Inc N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 24,500
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Child Mind Institute Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 2,519,065

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 -20,000
ConnectSafely Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,800
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,720
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 7,200
Comunidad Para Baja California Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Congregation Emek Beracha Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Page SUM 105,220

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
ACCION International MA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Acres, Inc. IN Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,312
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
350 Silicon Valley CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
826 Valencia CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
A New Way of Life Reentry Project CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
418 Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
A Place Called Home CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 624,012

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Samaritan House United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Beyond Basics United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 11,000
School of Choice Education Organization United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
88bikes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Shelby's SafeSpace United States Health Donor Advised 2019 75,000
SilverLining, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Camp Kesem National United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 6,000
Carnegie Mellon University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 7,765
Solstice Initiative Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 24,500
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Committee Advised 2019 110,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Child Mind Institute Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 2,519,065

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13280 records found.