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)
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Bear Valley Education Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Maria Urban Ministry Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Youth Development 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 200
Selby Lane Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 750
Business Executives for National Security N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Watch N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Sobrato Early Academic Language Program Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Castlemans Awareness & Research Effort N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Southern New Hampshire University N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Center for Reproductive Rights Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 186,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,100
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 9,550
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 -20,000
ConnectSafely Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,800
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,720
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 7,200
Page SUM 325,870

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Accountability Counsel CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
AchieveKids 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
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
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
826LA CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
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
Page SUM 208,200

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Bear Valley Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Maria Urban Ministry United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Selby Lane Elementary United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs United States Health Donor Advised 2019 750
Business Executives for National Security United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Watch United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Sobrato Early Academic Language Program United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Castlemans Awareness & Research Effort United States Health Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Southern New Hampshire University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Center for Reproductive Rights Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 186,100

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13280 records found.