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)
Poder in Action Inc N/A AZ United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Environmental Working Group N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
PRX Incorporated N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Feeding America N/A DC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2020 2,500
First Nations Development Institute N/A CO United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 1,200
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Reed Institute N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 600
FreeFrom N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,110
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 2,500
Ronald McDonald House Charities-Bay Area Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 500
Friends of Trione-Annadel State Park Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Georgetown Day School Inc N/A DC United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 2,500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 5,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Glasswing International USA N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Golden Thread Productions San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 1,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Page SUM 147,510

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2020 200
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 556
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 7,500
Bulamu International Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Bulamu International Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2020 1,500
Bulamu International Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2020 1,500
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2020 1,500
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 1,600
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 15,500
Branham High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2020 15,000
Braven Incorporated Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Bright Funds Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 1,277
Bright Funds Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 43,540
Braven Incorporated Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000,000
Bright Funds Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 57,846
Bright Funds Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 39,678
Bronco Bench Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 500
Page SUM 1,311,697

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ActBlue Charities Inc MA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Activate Global Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Above and Beyond Family Recovery Center IL Health Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Accelerate Change Inc MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 5,000
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2020 10,000
ACRONYM DC Unknown Donor Advised 2020 500,000
ActBlue Charities Inc MA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 500
Acton Community Supper and Food Pantry Inc. MA Food Security Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Abrazos & Books CA Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Accelerate Change Inc MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 50,000
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2020 500
ActBlue Charities Inc MA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 8,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. NY Community Development Corporate Advised 2020 100,000
Abundant Grace Coastside Worker CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 500
Accelerate Change Inc MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 3,500
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2020 500
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2020 25,000
ActBlue Charities Inc MA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 200
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2020 500
Page SUM 856,200

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Vassar College United States Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
VMC Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2020 350
WeDontWaste Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Junior Achievement of Arizona, Inc. United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 7,500
Wild Salmon Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Working America Education Fund United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2020 250
Kinkaid School Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Yerba Buena High School United States Education Committee Advised 2020 2,000
Zohar Dance Company United States Education Donor Advised 2020 3,800
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 500
Life Services Alternative, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 500
Living Jazz United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 60,800
Martha's Kitchen United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Mercy Beyond Borders United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Mission Language and Vocational School, Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2020 250,000
Morgan Hill Historical Society Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 7,928
Page SUM 422,028

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14797 records found.