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)
Science is Elementary, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education 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 750
Siskiyou Sansui Do Inc N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
826 National San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 100,000
ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum N/A OR United States Sciences 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
Shri Radhika Center for Education, Inc N/A FL United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sistema Infantil Teleton USA N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sonoma Ecology Center Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
826 Valencia San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
St. Mary's Center Alameda CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Compass Science Communication Inc N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
SV Home Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 430,450

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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 State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Accion Latina CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
AchieveKids CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 18,945
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Accountability Counsel CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 28,500
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Accountability Counsel CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,080
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ace & TJ's Grin Kids Inc NC Other Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 204,325

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Science is Elementary, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 750
Siskiyou Sansui Do Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Sonoma County Wildlife Rescue United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
826 National United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 100,000
ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Shri Radhika Center for Education, Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sistema Infantil Teleton USA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sonoma Ecology Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
826 Valencia United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
St. Mary's Center United States Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Compass Science Communication Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
SV Home United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 430,450

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13280 records found.