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)
Strong City Baltimore N/A MD United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Institute for the Study of Western Civilization Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 550,000
Bridges to Community Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Iridescent N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 325,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
The Living Desert N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,000
The Salvation Army N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
50Can Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
KIPP Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
The University Corporation San Francisco State San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Tidepool Project Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 1,870,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 22,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture 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
Page SUM 385,150

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
418 Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
A Place to Turn Inc MA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
10 Thousand Windows, Inc. TN Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
418 Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
826LA CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
A Precious Child Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
AAUW Florida Supporting Foundation Inc FL Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
10,000 Degrees CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
42nd Street Moon CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
88bikes WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
A Public Space Literary Projects Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
AAUW of Oregon Special Projects Fund OR Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
10,000 Degrees CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 334,700

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Strong City Baltimore United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Immigrant Legal Resource Center United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Institute for the Study of Western Civilization United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 550,000
Bridges to Community Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Iridescent United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 325,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
The Living Desert United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,000
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
50Can Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
KIPP Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
The University Corporation San Francisco State United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Tidepool Project United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 1,870,500

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13280 records found.