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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,725,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 16,666
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
At the Crossroads San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Roudenbush Community Center Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Beyond Nine Cat Rescue Inc N/A FL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 24,000
San Mateo County Sheriff's Office San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Schools Mentoring & Resource Team San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 750
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Shepherd's Gate Alameda CA United States Other Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Camp Sunshine at Sebago Lake, Inc. N/A ME United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -26,711
Page SUM 2,088,905

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Congregation Sinai of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Sinai of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,100
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 9,550
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,024
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 321,424

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
A Safe Place, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 -2,500
ABC House Inc OR Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 11,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
5P Society CA Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
A Safe Place, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs VA Health Donor Advised 2019 750
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
7Element Atheletics Inc TN Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
A Safe Place, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
826 National CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
A Future for Every Child CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
A Sanctuary for Military Families Inc CO Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 73,450

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,725,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 16,666
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
At the Crossroads United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Roudenbush Community Center Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Beyond Nine Cat Rescue Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 24,000
San Mateo County Sheriff's Office United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Schools Mentoring & Resource Team United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 750
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Shepherd's Gate United States Other Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Camp Sunshine at Sebago Lake, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Carnegie Mellon University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -26,711
Page SUM 2,088,905

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13280 records found.