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)
Big Bear Ski Educational Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 28,004
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 80,000
Reinvent Stockton Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 30,000
Boys & Girls Aid Society of Oregon N/A OR United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Brave Maker San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Roca, Inc. N/A MA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2020 150,000
Sacred Heart Church and School N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Business Executives for National Security N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 25,000
California Reentry Institute Contra Costa CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Canary Fund Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Castro Valley Arts Foundation Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Center for Global Development N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 150,000
Challenge Success Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Childrens Brain Tumor Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Citizens for East Side Schools, Yes on J Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 3,000
Code for Science and Society Inc N/A OR United States Sciences Donor Advised 2020 80,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 500
Page SUM 719,004

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 67,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 56,000
Page SUM 273,250

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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2020 2,500
A Network for Grateful Living, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2020 300
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2020 200
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
A New Way of Life Reentry Project CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Abada-Capoeira San Francisco CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2020 5,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2020 45,000
A New Way of Life Reentry Project CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 40,000
Abantu International IL International Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2020 1,500
A New Way of Life Reentry Project CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 123,500
Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs In VA Health Donor Advised 2020 750
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2020 50,000
A New Way of Life Reentry Project CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 200,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 500
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
A Place Called Home CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 16,200
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2020 150,000
A Reaching Hand CA Community Development Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Page SUM 697,450

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14298 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Big Bear Ski Educational Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 28,004
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 80,000
Reinvent Stockton Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 30,000
Boys & Girls Aid Society of Oregon United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2020 10,000
Brave Maker United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Roca, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2020 150,000
Sacred Heart Church and School United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Business Executives for National Security United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 25,000
California Reentry Institute United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Canary Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Castro Valley Arts Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Center for Global Development United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 150,000
Challenge Success United States Education Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Childrens Brain Tumor Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Citizens for East Side Schools, Yes on J United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2020 3,000
Code for Science and Society Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2020 80,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 500
Page SUM 719,004

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14797 records found.