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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
United Religions San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sesame Workshop N/A NY United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
San Francisco State University Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative N/A MN United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. N/A DC United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A MA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California College of the Arts Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
CCS Therapy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Christian Herald Association Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 825
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 2,633,925

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
United Religions San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sesame Workshop N/A Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Innovate Public Schools Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
San Francisco State University Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. N/A Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California College of the Arts Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 800
CCS Therapy Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Christian Herald Association Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 825
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 2,633,925

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Wilcox Health Foundation HI Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
REDF CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Unamesa Association CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
HEAL Project CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Local Development Corporation of East New York NY Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
College of Adaptive Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Plug in America CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Grace Community Church of Cypress CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,400
BrightFocus Foundation MD Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vanderbilt University TN Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 1,186,150

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
United Religions United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Sesame Workshop United States Arts and Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Innovate Public Schools United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300,000
San Francisco State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000,000
Beacon Interfaith Housing Collaborative United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Latin American Youth Center, Inc. United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
California College of the Arts United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
CCS Therapy Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Christian Herald Association Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 825
La Cocina Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Phoenix Holocaust Survivors Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 2,633,925

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13110 records found.