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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Sacred Heart Nativity School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 750
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Beat the Streets Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Boys and Girls Club of Anaheim Inc N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Self-Help for the Elderly San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 11,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sigma Kappa Foundation, Inc. N/A IN United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 23,368
Canine Angels Service Teams N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Catchafire, Inc. N/A NY United States Other Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 120,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Science in the Public Interest N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 300
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,500
Page SUM 2,725,218

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Contemporary Asian Theater Scene Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,452
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Congregation Sinai of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Sinai of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
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
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 364,602

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 Woman's Nation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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
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 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 250
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 1,016,225

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 255
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 46,500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 2,700
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Ride to Walk, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Art Council Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Asylum Access United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Beyond Basics United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 11,000
School of Choice Education Organization United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 2,346,655

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