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, and corporate 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)
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -560
Quicksilver Swimming Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Resonate Church Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 16,900
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
San Francisco Free Clinic San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Advocates for the West Inc. N/A ID United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Boricuactivated N/A DC United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Sentient Media San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Calaveras Humane Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
California Youth Symphony Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 228,790

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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 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
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
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 194,250

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Action Ministries Inc GA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Academy for Eating Disorders VA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ace Mentor Program of America Inc TX Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Active Minds Inc DC Health Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Access Institute for Psychological Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Achieve Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 375,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
ACLU of Montana Foundation Inc MT Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 14,500
ACCION International MA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. NY Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Acres, Inc. IN Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,312
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,974,362

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -560
Quicksilver Swimming United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Resonate Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 16,900
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
San Francisco Free Clinic United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Advocates for the West Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Boricuactivated United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Sentient Media United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Calaveras Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
California Youth Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Silicon Valley Creates United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 228,790

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13280 records found.