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)
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,200
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 57,000
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners San Francisco CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
California Coalition for Rural Housing Project N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cambrian Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Cardea Center for Women San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. N/A MD United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 7,100
Society of Women Engineers N/A IL United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 55,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000
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
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. N/A NY United States Other Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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
Page SUM 460,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Contemporary Asian Theater Scene Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,452
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Congregation Sinai of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Sinai of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,100
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 9,550
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 200,000
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
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
ConnectSafely Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Page SUM 311,102

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Achieve Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 375,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
ACLU of Montana Foundation Inc MT Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Access Institute for Psychological Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
A New Way of Life Reentry Project CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
A Womans Work Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
2430 Arts Alliance CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,750
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 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
Page SUM 1,236,750

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,200
San Francisco Playhouse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 57,000
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
California Coalition for Rural Housing Project United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cambrian Educational Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Cardea Center for Women United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 7,100
Society of Women Engineers United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 55,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Amherst College Trustees United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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
Page SUM 460,800

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13280 records found.