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)
African Leadership Foundation N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200,000
San Francisco Court Appointed Special Advocate Program San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Jose Astronomical Association Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Asset Education N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 100,000
BendFilm N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sierra Mountain Music Camp N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600
Boston Habor Now Inc N/A MA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Smile Train, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Brave New Films 501C3 N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 36,000
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Callisto San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 825
St Vrain Valley Educational Foundation Inc N/A CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 486,625

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Embarcadero Institute Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Emmaus Inn Ministries Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Enneagram Prison Project Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Elevate Tutoring Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 350
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 2,305,600

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Albert F. Egan Jr. & Dorothy H. Egan Foundation Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated ID Other Donor Advised 2019 500
African Parks Foundation of America NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Albert Hill Middle School VA Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Advocates for the West Inc. ID Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Advocates for the West Inc. ID Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
African People & Wildlife Fund Inc. NJ Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Aldea- The People's Justice Center PA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 115,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Africa Misson Services of USA Inc TN International Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
African Wildlife Foundation DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Page SUM 726,000

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
African Leadership Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200,000
San Francisco Court Appointed Special Advocate Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Jose Astronomical Association United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Asset Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 100,000
BendFilm United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sierra Mountain Music Camp United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600
Boston Habor Now Inc United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Smile Train, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Brave New Films 501C3 United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 36,000
California Academy of Sciences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Callisto United States Health Donor Advised 2019 825
St Vrain Valley Educational Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 486,625

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13280 records found.