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)
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 672,262
California Fire Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Camping & Education Foundation N/A OH United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Casa Familiar, Inc. N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Center for Climate Protection Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Chadeish Yameinu Inc N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Citizen Schools Inc N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 37,500
Collaborative for Academic Social and Emotional Learning N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Compass Family Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Sturge Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 2,480,962

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 400
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Doris Dillon School in Cambodia Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Daughters of Zion Ministries Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 500
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 107,700

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,080
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Abolitionist Law Center PA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,300
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Achungo Community Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 156,080

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Broad Institute, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 672,262
California Fire Foundation United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Camping & Education Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Shotgun Players Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Somos Mayfair Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Casa Familiar, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Center for Climate Protection United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Chadeish Yameinu Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Citizen Schools Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 37,500
Collaborative for Academic Social and Emotional Learning United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Compass Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Sturge Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 2,480,962

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13280 records found.