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)
Aubin Pictures, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Rutgers University Foundation N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
San Diego MANA N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Big Sky Community Organization N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Mateo-Foster City School District San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 19,700
Scientific Adventures Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Brooklink, Inc. N/A WI United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
California Indian Museum & Cultural Center Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 22,500
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A FL United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sister Song, Inc. N/A GA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Center for Democracy in the Americas N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Challenge Success Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 4,540,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 21,400
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 164,600
Curriki Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Copper's Dream Rescue Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 170,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,670,050

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Accion Latina CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
AchieveKids CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 18,945
Acres, Inc. IN Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Accountability Counsel CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Accountability Counsel CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 28,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 299,745

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Aubin Pictures, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Rutgers University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
San Diego MANA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Big Sky Community Organization United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Mateo-Foster City School District United States Education Donor Advised 2019 19,700
Scientific Adventures United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Brooklink, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children United States Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
California Indian Museum & Cultural Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 22,500
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sister Song, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Center for Democracy in the Americas United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Challenge Success United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 4,540,200

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13280 records found.