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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
American Friends of the Parents Circle Families Forum N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 139,614
Recovery Cafe San Jose Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A IA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Rocky Mountain Christian Church N/A CO United States Religion Corporate Advised 2019 500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bay Scholars San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
San Francisco Community Radio San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Francisco Women's Centers San Francisco CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 200
Black Voice Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Santa Clara Swim Club Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 25,068
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Burlingame Community for Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 800
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 409,432

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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 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
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 400
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
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
Daughters of Zion Ministries Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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
Page SUM 104,700

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Achungo Community Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Adirondack Land Trust Inc NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Abolitionist Law Center PA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,300
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 191,750

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Friends of the Parents Circle Families Forum United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 139,614
Recovery Cafe San Jose Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Regents University of California Los Angeles United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Rocky Mountain Christian Church United States Religion Corporate Advised 2019 500
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bay Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
San Francisco Community Radio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Francisco Women's Centers United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 200
Black Voice Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Santa Clara Swim Club United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 25,068
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Burlingame Community for Education Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 800
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 409,432

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13280 records found.