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)
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Regents of the University of California Santa Cruz N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 195,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Atlantic Womens Charitable Organization Inc N/A NJ United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
San Bruno Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Bay Area Discovery Museum Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 23,500
Big Life Foundation USA N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo Sister City Association Inc San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 500
A Walk on Water Inc N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Broadwater County N/A MT United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Science is Elementary, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
California Immigrant Policy Center N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A FL United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 785,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300
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 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,203,250

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Achievement First Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,080
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Page SUM 1,422,380

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Regents of the University of California Santa Cruz United States Education Donor Advised 2019 195,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Art of Yoga Project United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Atlantic Womens Charitable Organization Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
San Bruno Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Bay Area Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 23,500
Big Life Foundation USA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo Sister City Association Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2019 500
A Walk on Water Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Broadwater County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Science is Elementary, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
California Immigrant Policy Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 785,200

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13280 records found.