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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pound Puppy Rescue San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 13,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Reading Results N/A OR United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Regents of the University of Colorado N/A CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 -20,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 57,737
Better Bennington Corporation N/A VT United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sabores Well San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco 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 10,000
Sanergy, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
SCY High Tech Inc N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Buckminster Fuller Institute San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California Institute of Technology N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Soroptimist International of the Americas Inc N/A NV United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 326,937

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,024
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 874
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,100
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 71,500
Page SUM 185,798

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
A Wish With Wings, Inc. TX Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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 25,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2019 115,000
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 Donor Advised 2019 500
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
Page SUM 753,775

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pound Puppy Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 13,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Reading Results United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Regents of the University of Colorado United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 -20,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 57,737
Better Bennington Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sabores Well United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sanergy, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
SCY High Tech Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Buckminster Fuller Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Shriners Hospitals for Children United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Soroptimist International of the Americas Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 326,937

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13280 records found.