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 Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ever Forward-Siempre Adelante Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Liberty in North Korea N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
AARP Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Longevity Research Institute Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 160,000
Carlmont Academic Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Friendly Center, Inc. N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peten Health Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Israel Venture Network Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Jewish Vocational & Career Counseling Service San Francisco CA United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 516,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Dress for Success San Francisco Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 300
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
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
Doris Dillon School in Cambodia Santa Clara International Development 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
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 122,000

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
First Amendment Coalition CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Maplight CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 57,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Auxiliary of the Good Samaritan Hospital of Santa Clara Vall CA Health Donor Advised 2019 35,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Ariel Outreach Mission CA Religion Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Girl Scouts of Northern California CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Centro Cultural Y De Servicio De Las Americas CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 36,000
African Diaspora Network CA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
California Academy of Sciences CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Stanford Health Care 227 CA Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
There With Care of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 555,200

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Amplifier Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Animals Asia Foundation Limited United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Society of the University of Haifa United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Appalshop Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Americares Foundation, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Amplio Network United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 900,000
Animal Charity Evaluators United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Animals Australia Federation Australia Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 48,324
American Society of the University of Haifa United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Appeal of Conscience Foundation United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
America's Promise-The Alliance for Youth United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 245,000
Amy Seiwert's Imagery United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Animal Charity Evaluators United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Animals in Need Fund United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Society of the University of Haifa United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Appling County Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Americas Voice Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Animal Equality United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 215,000
Page SUM 4,526,224

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