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)
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain Area In N/A UT United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Kepler Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bolinas Museum Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of Maui, Inc. N/A HI United States Other Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Safe Passages Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Latino Cancer Institute Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cabrillo Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
California State University Fresno Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc N/A CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sequoia High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A DC United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 93,135
Charlie's Guys N/A CO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 456,885

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 110,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 80,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,775
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 300
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Dress for Success San Francisco Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 300
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Page SUM 427,175

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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 15,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 46,500
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Abrazos & Books CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Act Inc IA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Abundant Grace Coastside Worker CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 238,350

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Resource Area For Teaching United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Intermountain Area In United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Kepler Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bolinas Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of Maui, Inc. United States Other Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Safe Passages United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
San Francisco General Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Latino Cancer Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cabrillo Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
California State University Fresno Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sequoia High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for the Study of Social Policy United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 93,135
Charlie's Guys United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 456,885

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13280 records found.