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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
A Reaching Hand Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Local Development Corporation of East New York N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
School of Choice Education Organization N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 675,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Clean Clothes Campaign N/A Netherlands Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust N/A VT United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
ALearn Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Congregation Emek Beracha Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,125
Cabrillo College Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samasource, Inc. San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 -26,500
Union Station Homeless Services N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,467,325

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
A Reaching Hand Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Local Development Corporation of East New York N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
School of Choice Education Organization N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 675,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Clean Clothes Campaign N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Opera San Jose Endowment Foundation Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
ALearn Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Congregation Emek Beracha Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,125
Cabrillo College Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Samasource, Inc. San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 -26,500
Union Station Homeless Services N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 1,467,325

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2018 110,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 510,000
Young Love Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
A Reaching Hand United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Local Development Corporation of East New York United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 3,000
League of Women Voters of North and Central San Mateo County United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 600,000
School of Choice Education Organization United States Education Donor Advised 2018 675,000
The Courage Campaign Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Clean Clothes Campaign Netherlands Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Page SUM 2,088,200

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13110 records found.