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)
PowerMyLearning Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 23,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Calmer Choice Inc N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Caravan To Class Marin CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Public Health Institute Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Rebecca Bender Initiative N/A OR United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio N/A OH United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Central Texas Food Bank Inc N/A TX United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
RISE Colorado N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Sacramento Region Performing Arts Alliance N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 22,000
Chicago's Sunshine Enterprises, Inc. N/A IL United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Christian Relief Fund N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 840
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Theological Seminary N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 132,500
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Sankara Nethralaya OM Trust Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,400
Seattle Children's Playgarden N/A WA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 2,921
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
AchieveKids Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Achungo Community Center Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Abrazos & Books Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 49,700

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PowerMyLearning Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 23,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Calmer Choice Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Caravan To Class United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Public Health Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Rebecca Bender Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Central Texas Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
RISE Colorado United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Sacramento Region Performing Arts Alliance United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 22,000
Chicago's Sunshine Enterprises, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Christian Relief Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 840
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Theological Seminary United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 132,500
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Sankara Nethralaya OM Trust Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,400
Seattle Children's Playgarden United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 2,921
Page SUM 568,611

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13280 records found.