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)
Screenland 5K N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 11,000
Brooklyn Hospital Center N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California Institute of Technology N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sonoma Valley Teen Services Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A NE United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Center for Disaster Philanthropy Inc N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Challenged Athletes Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation N/A VA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
City Church San Francisco a Congregation of Reformed Church San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
College Foundation of the University of Virginia N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
St. Nicholas and St. William Catholic Parish Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Compassion in World Farming (USA) N/A GA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 375,000
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Sweet Farm Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Copper's Dream Rescue Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 795,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
City of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 10,000
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 65,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
City Year, Inc. Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 57,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,500
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Christ Community Church of Milpitas Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 476,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
418 Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
A Place Called Home CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
418 Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
A Place to Turn Inc MA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
10 Thousand Windows, Inc. TN Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
42nd Street Moon CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
826LA CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
A Precious Child Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
AAUW Florida Supporting Foundation Inc FL Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
10,000 Degrees CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
42nd Street Moon CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 207,400

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Screenland 5K United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 11,000
Brooklyn Hospital Center United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sonoma Valley Teen Services United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Center for Disaster Philanthropy Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Challenged Athletes Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
City Church San Francisco a Congregation of Reformed Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
College Foundation of the University of Virginia United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
St. Nicholas and St. William Catholic Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Community Foundation Sonoma County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Compassion in World Farming (USA) United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 375,000
Summer Search United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Sweet Farm Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Copper's Dream Rescue United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 795,450

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13280 records found.