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)
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 100,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Border Kindness Inc N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 750
Calaveras Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California Waterfowl Association N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Chinese for Affirmative Action San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Clean Oceans Project N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Emanu-El San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Stern Grove Festival Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 190,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Doris Dillon School in Cambodia Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2019 400
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
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
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 117,050

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ReSurge International CA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
ROSIES Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 24,000
San Francisco Rescue Mission CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Mateo County Health Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 250
California Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
St. Paul Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Cashion Cultural Legacy CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Tabard Theatre Company CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Charles Armstrong School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Claremont Graduate University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 57,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Page SUM 241,100

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Amor Ministries Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Animal Legal Defense Fund United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 177,500
AOPA Foundation United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Amor Ministries Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Anima Denmark Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 367,222
Animal Rights Center Japan Japan Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 224,000
APEX Bangladesh Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
American Society for the Protection of Nature Israel Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
American Society of the University of Haifa United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Americares Foundation, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Amplifier Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Anima Denmark Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
API Cultural Center, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
American Society of the University of Haifa United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Page SUM 4,026,122

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