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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
College Foundation of the University of Virginia N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. Matthias Catholic Church Community San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Swarthmore College N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Square Peg Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Terra Nova Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Elkhorn Slough Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The US Climate Action Network N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Ethiopia Reads N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 418,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
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 of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 10,000
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 65,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
City Year, Inc. Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 57,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 425,200

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
A Place Called Home CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
418 Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
A Place to Turn Inc MA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
10 Thousand Windows, Inc. TN Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
418 Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
826LA CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 630,950

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
College Foundation of the University of Virginia United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. Matthias Catholic Church Community United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Community Foundation Sonoma County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Summer Search United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Swarthmore College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Square Peg Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Terra Nova Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Elkhorn Slough Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The US Climate Action Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Ethiopia Reads United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 418,200

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13280 records found.