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)
Representation Project Marin CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
B.O.K. Ranch, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 16,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. N/A FL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Boys Town of Italy N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 600
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Senior Coastsiders Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Cafe Momentum N/A TX United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
California Trout San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Exchange Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Center for Young Women's Development San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Charter Fund Inc N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Page SUM 5,381,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 359,900

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
7Element Atheletics Inc TN Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
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
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
1000 Friends of Oregon OR Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
826 National CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
A Home Within, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -1,500
A Shot for Life Incorporated MA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Ability Experience NC Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
18 Reasons CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
826 Valencia CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
A Home Within, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -750
A Walk on Water Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 19,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
1951 Coffee Company CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
A Home Within, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -750
Page SUM 160,700

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Representation Project United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Asian Pacific Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
B.O.K. Ranch, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 16,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Boys Town of Italy United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 600
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Senior Coastsiders Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Cafe Momentum United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
California Trout United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Exchange United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Center for Young Women's Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Charter Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Page SUM 5,381,350

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13280 records found.