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)
Pivotal Connections Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planting Justice Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation N/A VA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 32,500
Amherst College Trustees N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
R Street Institute N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 642,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Auroville International USA N/A CA United States International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Bay Area Rescue Mission Contra Costa CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 300
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation N/A AR United States Health Donor Advised 2019 441,527
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc N/A CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 2,471,027

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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 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
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
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
Daughters of Zion Ministries Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 186,400

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ace & TJ's Grin Kids Inc NC Other Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
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 Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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 1,000
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 10,000
Page SUM 1,410,880

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pivotal Connections United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planting Justice United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Protect Our Defenders Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 32,500
Amherst College Trustees United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
R Street Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2019 642,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Auroville International USA United States International, Foreign Affairs Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Bay Area Rescue Mission United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 300
Resource Area For Teaching United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 441,527
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
San Francisco Friends School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 2,471,027

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13280 records found.