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)
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Magic Theatre Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Maureens Hope Foundation Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Monterey Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Senior Coastsiders Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Exchange Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Catherine of Siena Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
STEM Library Lab N/A LA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Sunrise Movement Education Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois N/A IL United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 210,500

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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)
2041 Foundation Incorporated CA Environment Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,100
A Network for Grateful Living, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
A Wish With Wings, Inc. TX Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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 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
Page SUM 755,625

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12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Magic Theatre Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Maureens Hope Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Monterey Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Senior Coastsiders Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Exchange United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Catherine of Siena Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
STEM Library Lab United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Sunrise Movement Education Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 210,500

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13280 records found.