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)
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,250,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Seattle Art Museum N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
BAYMEC Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support 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 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Blue Endeavors Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 800,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 650,791
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Soul of Nations Inc. N/A DC United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Burlingame Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Press Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Children's Day School Inc San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Center for Law and Social Policy N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 3,777,741

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 672,199
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 21,400
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 164,600
Curriki Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Cupertino Educational Endowment Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 2,172,949

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
ACCION International MA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
AchieveKids CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 18,945
Acres, Inc. IN Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
Accion Latina CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Accountability Counsel CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Adirondack Land Trust Inc NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 28,500
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Action Ministries Inc GA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Accountability Counsel CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Administrators of The Tulane Educational Fund LA Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 285,445

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
StoryCorps, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Connecticut College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Special Olympics Florida Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Team Rubicon United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
418 Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Cowan Community Action Group Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Daly City Peninsula Partnership Collaborative United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 2,500
The Character Lab Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Douglas County Museum Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
The Peach Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The UC Davis Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Episcopal Relief and Development United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Thirteenth Street Neighborhood Advisory Committee United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Treatments for Epilepsy and Symptoms of Slc13a5 Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Families and Communities Together Relief - FACT Relief United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 1,100,500

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