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)
Berryessa Union Elementary School District Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 62,177
San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 57,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 65,000
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bridgetown Church N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
California Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Shadhika Project, Inc. N/A CO United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 400
Careers Through Culinary Arts Program Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Society of Women Engineers N/A IL United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 55,000
CATO Institute N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 175,000
Centro Cultural Y De Servicio De Las Americas San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Cobscook Community Learning Center N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 350
Page SUM 758,527

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 21,400
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Curriki Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 164,600
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 170,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Copper's Dream Rescue Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 1,670,050

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Accountability Counsel CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 28,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Accountability Counsel CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ace & TJ's Grin Kids Inc NC Other Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Achievement First Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 429,000

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Berryessa Union Elementary School District United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 62,177
San Francisco Playhouse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 57,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 65,000
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bridgetown Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
California Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Shadhika Project, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 400
Careers Through Culinary Arts Program Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Society of Women Engineers United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 55,000
CATO Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2019 175,000
Centro Cultural Y De Servicio De Las Americas United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Cobscook Community Learning Center United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 350
Page SUM 758,527

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13280 records found.