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)
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Aspire Public Schools San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Baltimore Child First Authority Inc. N/A MD United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Safe Alternatives to Violent Environments Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Bellwether Education Partners N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc N/A CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Boston Baroque Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Brain Support Network San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Sepsis Alliance N/A CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 500
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Californians Dedicated to Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 100,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 1,216,200

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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 100,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 22,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,024
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 874
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,100
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 335,698

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
1000 Friends of Oregon OR Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
826 National CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
A Home Within, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -1,500
A Shot for Life Incorporated MA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Ability Experience NC Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
18 Reasons CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
826 Valencia CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
A Home Within, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -750
A Walk on Water Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 19,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
1951 Coffee Company CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
A Home Within, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -750
A Wider Bridge CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
1M1B Foundation NV Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 207,800

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Greek Orthodox Community of Santa Clara County United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Genders & Sexualities Alliance Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 300
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Association of School Administrators Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Samaritan Village United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
St. Barnabas High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Steindorf STEAM K-8 Magnet School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
Sunnyvale Singers United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 240
Nantucket Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Karam Foundation NFP United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
American Prairie Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Equality California Institute United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
John Lynch Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,334
Cavendish Impact Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Page SUM 2,096,624

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