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)
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Do Something, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
East Bay Nsbe Jr Chapter Contra Costa CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
Fresh Approach Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Edify N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
7Element Atheletics Inc N/A TN United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Junior State of America Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 66,500
KIPP Bay Area Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Calistoga Rotary Foundation Inc N/ANapa CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 9,300
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
LEAD Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Fuller Theological Seminary N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 184,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
City of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 10,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 57,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Churchill Club Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 6,150
Cinequest, Inc. Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Circlesorg Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 383,850

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
100 Black Men of Atlanta Inc GA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 46,000
50Can Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 120,000
A Christian Ministry in the National Parks CO Religion Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
A Safe Place, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 -2,500
ABC House Inc OR Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 11,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
5P Society CA Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
A Safe Place, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs VA Health Donor Advised 2019 750
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
7Element Atheletics Inc TN Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
A Safe Place, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
826 National CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 237,250

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
First Church of Christ Scientist United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Do Something, Inc. United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
East Bay Nsbe Jr Chapter United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
Fresh Approach United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Edify United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
7Element Atheletics Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Junior State of America Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 66,500
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Academy of Sciences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Calistoga Rotary Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 9,300
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
LEAD Elementary United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Fuller Theological Seminary United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 184,750

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13280 records found.