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)
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
PARS Equality Center San Mateo CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Peninsula Youth Orchestra San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pivotworks Inc N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Playworks Education Energized Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
4word N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Resources Legacy Fund N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Room to Read San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Assistance Center of Collin County, Inc. N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 375
Bard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Saint Anselm College N/A NH United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 48,522
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
AchieveKids Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
AchieveKids Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 18,945
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
AchieveKids Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
AchieveKids Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Achungo Community Center Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Abrazos & Books Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Page SUM 83,145

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
PARS Equality Center United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Peninsula Youth Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pivotworks Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Playworks Education Energized United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
4word United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Regents of the University of California United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Resources Legacy Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Room to Read United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Assistance Center of Collin County, Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 375
Bard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Saint Anselm College United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 48,522
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 754,397

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13280 records found.