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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Johns Hopkins University N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2019 674,708
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Santa Teresa High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Kepler Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Filmmakers Collaborative, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
St. Thomas More Catholic Church San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Semilla Nueva N/A ID United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 105,486
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated N/A MA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Syrian American Medical Society Foundation N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sigma Nu Educational Foundation Inc. N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Page SUM 1,183,194

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
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
Page SUM 800,199

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Academir Charter School Preparatory FL Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Academy for Eating Disorders VA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Ace Mentor Program of America Inc TX Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Access Institute for Psychological Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Achieve Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 375,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
ACLU of Montana Foundation Inc MT Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
ACCION International MA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 467,550

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12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Samaritan House United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Johns Hopkins University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 674,708
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Santa Teresa High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Kepler Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Filmmakers Collaborative, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
St. Thomas More Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Semilla Nueva United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 105,486
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Syrian American Medical Society Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sigma Nu Educational Foundation Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Page SUM 1,183,194

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13280 records found.