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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. Santa Cruz CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 1,000
African American Policy Forum N/A OH United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Community Action Partnership of Kern N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 250,000
Community Music Center San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 12,300
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 1,036
Council of Chief State School Officers N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 500
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Accelerate Change Inc N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Custom Made Theatre Company, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 250
DonorsChoose Org N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 293
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Southern Illinois University Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2020 3,000
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 23,050
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 2,000
St. Anthony Indian School Inc. N/A NM United States Other Donor Advised 2020 800
Page SUM 465,729

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. Santa Cruz Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 1,000
African American Policy Forum N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Community Action Partnership of Kern N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2020 250,000
Community Music Center San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 12,300
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2020 1,036
Council of Chief State School Officers N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2020 500
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Accelerate Change Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Custom Made Theatre Company, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 250
DonorsChoose Org N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 293
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Southern Illinois University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 3,000
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2020 23,050
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2020 2,000
St. Anthony Indian School Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2020 800
Page SUM 465,729

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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Friends of the Library of Los Altos and Community Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
George Mark Childrens Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Glacier National Park Conservancy MT Environment Donor Advised 2020 500
Golden Thread Productions CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania PA Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
United Ministries in Higher Education at Purdue University MI Religion Donor Advised 2020 500
Groton School MA Education Donor Advised 2020 29,500
University of Maryland MD Education Donor Advised 2020 109,900
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. ME Environment Donor Advised 2020 8,000
Historic Cherry Hill NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 500
Human Investment Project Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Via Art Fund Inc MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 10,000
VoteAmerica Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2020 120,000
Institute for Climate and Peace HI Environment Donor Advised 2020 50,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 500
Willamette Valley Law Project OR Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Intersection for the Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 5,500
Page SUM 987,900

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 1,000
African American Policy Forum United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Community Action Partnership of Kern United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 250,000
Community Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 12,300
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 1,036
Council of Chief State School Officers United States Education Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 500
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Accelerate Change Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Custom Made Theatre Company, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 250
DonorsChoose Org United States Education Donor Advised 2020 293
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Southern Illinois University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2020 3,000
East Bay Community Law Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 23,050
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 2,000
St. Anthony Indian School Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2020 800
Page SUM 465,729

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14797 records found.