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)
San Francisco Special Events Committee San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 10,000
AOPA Foundation N/A MD United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2020 1,500
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 75,000
California Rural Legal Assistance Inc. Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
National Association for Family, School, and Community Engag N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 500
National Multiple Sclerosis Society N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Neighbors for an Affordable San Jose, Supported by Mayor Sam San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 50,000
New York Community Trust N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Children's Cancer Research Fund N/A MN United States Health Donor Advised 2020 2,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 14,022
Earthjustice San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 23,000
Boots & Suits United Inc N/A NE United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2020 2,750
Shakespeare Play On Santa Cruz CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 65,000
Assistance League of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2020 3,000
Page SUM 308,672

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Canary Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Canary Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Canary Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Campbell Union High School District Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
Canary Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2020 500
Campbell Union High School District Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2020 25,000
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc Santa Clara Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 30,000
California Native Garden Foundation Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2020 5,000
California Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 6,800
Calvary Baptist Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Calvary Baptist Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 300
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc Santa Clara Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2020 2,500
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc Santa Clara Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Californians for Justice Education Fund Inc Santa Clara Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 60,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Cake4kids Santa Clara Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 2,000
California Coast Music Camp Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2020 750
Calero High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Page SUM 1,182,850

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Accelerate Change Inc MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Achievement First Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2020 250,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,500
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2020 24,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2020 250
Abundant Grace Coastside Worker CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,000
ACCESS OR Human Services Corporate Advised 2020 1,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2020 9,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2020 30,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2020 40,000
Abundant Grace Coastside Worker CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 30,000
ACCESS OR Human Services Donor Advised 2020 500
Achungo Community Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 10,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Abundant Grace Coastside Worker CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 40,000
Access to Care Foundation DC Health Corporate Advised 2020 200,000
ACLU Foundation of Georgia Inc GA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Page SUM 660,250

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14298 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Special Events Committee United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 10,000
AOPA Foundation United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2020 1,500
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2020 75,000
California Rural Legal Assistance Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200
National Association for Family, School, and Community Engag United States Education Donor Advised 2020 500
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Neighbors for an Affordable San Jose, Supported by Mayor Sam United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 50,000
New York Community Trust United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Children's Cancer Research Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2020 2,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 14,022
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Donor Advised 2020 23,000
Boots & Suits United Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2020 2,750
Shakespeare Play On United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 65,000
Assistance League of San Jose United States General Nonprofit Support Committee Advised 2020 3,000
Page SUM 308,672

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14797 records found.