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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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 Mateo County Office of Education San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 280,000
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2020 12,500
Colorado Office of the Governor N/A CO United States Unknown Donor Advised 2020 145,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County Santa Cruz CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 350,000
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Compass Family Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 500
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 300
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Crisis Text Line Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Democracy Works, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 7,000
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 250
Solutions Journalism Network Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 300,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center Marin CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 1,000,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Elderhostel Inc N/A MA United States Other Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
State Educational Technology Directors Association N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Page SUM 2,695,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Coast Music Camp Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2020 750
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
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
Braven Incorporated Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Bright Funds Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 1,277
Braven Incorporated Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000,000
Bright Funds Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2020 43,540
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
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2020 15,000
Page SUM 1,307,447

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2020 10,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 250
Act House - Non-Profit Inc FL Community Development Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Accelerate Change Inc MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Acta Non Verba Youth Urban Farm Project CA Environment Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2020 60,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 1,800
Accelerate Change Inc MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 30,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 15,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern Calif CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 1,500
ACTAsia for Animals NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 150,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2020 500
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Accelerate Change Inc MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Acres, Inc. IN Environment Donor Advised 2020 9,000
Page SUM 367,050

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cancer Commons United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200
Catholic Charities Maine United States Religion/Spirituality Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Center for New American Security, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 24,350
Childrens Health Council Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2020 1,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 10,000
City Lore, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Collective Impact United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Santa Rosa Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Community Food Bank of New Jersey, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 500
Community School of Music and Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 250
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 12,000
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2020 300
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 250
Congregation Kol Emeth United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 1,000
County of San Mateo United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 50,000
Shanti Bhavan Childrens Project United States Education Corporate Advised 2020 396
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 4,000
Dance Downtown La Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Down Syndrome Association of Northeast Indiana Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2020 2,000
Page SUM 296,446

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