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)
Sandra J. Wing Healing Therapies Foundation Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Screenland 5K N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 11,000
Brooklyn Hospital Center N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California Institute of Technology N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sonoma Valley Teen Services Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A NE United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Center for Disaster Philanthropy Inc N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Challenged Athletes Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation N/A VA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
City Church San Francisco a Congregation of Reformed Church San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
College Foundation of the University of Virginia N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
St. Nicholas and St. William Catholic Parish Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Compassion in World Farming (USA) N/A GA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 375,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 795,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 21,400
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 164,600
Curriki Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 170,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Copper's Dream Rescue Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 1,670,050

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,080
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Page SUM 702,380

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 540,000
Menlo Park-Atherton Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Mid-Peninsula Boys & Girls Club, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Center for Youth Law United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
New Door Ventures United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
North Country School Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Oceana, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Oregon Childrens Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
American Heart Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets for Vets, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Portola Valley Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 15,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,600,000
Page SUM 2,341,950

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