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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 30,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
National Wildlife Federation N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
North Star Academy Parents Club San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Oregon League of Conservation Voters Education Fund N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 28,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 725
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Prison University Project, Inc. Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Inc. N/A NY United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Public Advocates, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 70,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Achievement First Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
American National Red Cross N/A HI United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 559,425

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
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 5,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
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 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 355,150

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2019 115,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 110,000
2430 Arts Alliance CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 27,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,775
A New Day Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 34,500
A Womans Work Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
2430 Arts Alliance CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,750
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
A New Way of Life Reentry Project CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
350 Silicon Valley CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
826 Valencia CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
A New Way of Life Reentry Project CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 1,106,225

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 30,000
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
National Wildlife Federation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
North Star Academy Parents Club United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Oregon League of Conservation Voters Education Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Palo Alto Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2019 28,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 725
Positive Coaching Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Prison University Project, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Public Advocates, Inc. United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 70,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Achievement First Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 559,425

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13280 records found.