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 descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Breastcancer Org N/A PA United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
California Community Builders Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
SETI Institute Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Camelot Equestrian Park Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Care and Share Inc N/A CO United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 452,812
ChickTech N/A NC United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Coastside Hope San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Street Level Health Project Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Conservatives for Criminal Justice Reform N/A NC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 745,412

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 874
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,100
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
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
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 143,524

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 1,500
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 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
1000 Friends of Oregon OR Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
826 National CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
A Future for Every Child CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
A Sanctuary for Military Families Inc CO Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 74,450

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12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Schmahl Science Workshops United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Breastcancer Org United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
California Community Builders Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
SETI Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Camelot Equestrian Park Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Care and Share Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 452,812
ChickTech United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Coastside Hope United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Commonwealth Club of California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Street Level Health Project United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Community School of Music and Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Conservatives for Criminal Justice Reform United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 745,412

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13280 records found.