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 Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Pets in Need San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Positive Coaching Alliance Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
2041 Foundation Incorporated N/A CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Amazing Surf Adventures N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Reach Out Alumni Assistance Network Association N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
ACLU Foundation of Southern California N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Diego Youth Symphony N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Big Sur Health Center N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Scopa Has A Dream Inc Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 30,000
California Institute for Medical Research Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Page SUM 300,525

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 400
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Doris Dillon School in Cambodia Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Dress for Success San Francisco Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 300
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Daughters of Zion Ministries Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 500
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 194,250

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
2430 Arts Alliance CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 27,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
San Francisco First Tee CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Jose Children's Musical Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Self-Help for the Elderly CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 11,000
Silent Bot Deadly STEM Education Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 15,000
California Trout CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Story Project CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 646,550

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
API Cultural Center, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
American Society of the University of Haifa United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Americares Foundation, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Amplifier Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Aplastic Anemia & MDS International Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300
American Society of the University of Haifa United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
America's Promise-The Alliance for Youth United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 245,000
Amplio Network United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 900,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
Animal Welfare Institute United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Apollo High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
American Society of the University of Haifa United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Americas Voice Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Amy Seiwert's Imagery United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Animals Asia Foundation Limited United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Appalshop Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 4,107,650

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