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)
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
PTA California Congress of Parent Teachers & Students Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 795
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Atlanta Downtown Improvement District Inc N/A GA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Rancho Mirage Public Library Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bay Area Disc Association Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Roswell Park Alliance Foundation N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 4,000
Salesian Elementary & Jr. High School N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Parks Alliance San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sewa International, Inc. N/A TX United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 16,020
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province N/A MO United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Coastside Hope San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 630,615

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Fiat Lux Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fiat Lux Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
First Presbyterian Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,800
First Presbyterian Church of Mountain View Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Santa Clara Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 2,000
First Baptist Church of Los Altos Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,250
First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 14,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 66,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 47,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 16,010
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 6,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 198,510

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Algebra Society Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
African Diaspora Network CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
AfterImage Public Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Al Otro Lado Inc CA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Alianza Americas CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Adopt A Family Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
African Leadership Foundation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Agapao Inc GA International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Alameda County Health Care Services Agency CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Aligarh Education Endowment Fund Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Adopt A Family Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
African Leadership Foundation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Agapao Inc GA International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 725
Alameda County Health Pathway Partnership CA Health Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Alisa Ann Ruch California Burn Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Adrian C. Wilcox High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 633,425

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
PTA California Congress of Parent Teachers & Students Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 795
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Atlanta Downtown Improvement District Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Rancho Mirage Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bay Area Disc Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Roswell Park Alliance Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 4,000
Salesian Elementary & Jr. High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Parks Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sewa International, Inc. United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 16,020
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Coastside Hope United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Commonwealth Club of California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 630,615

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13280 records found.