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)
National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 8,200
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
North Carolina A&T State University N/A NC United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 77,600
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Ocean Institute N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Optimum Health Institute San Diego N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Palo Alto Art Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peten Health Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Portland Community College Foundation Inc N/A OR United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Prior Lake Rotary Foundation N/A MN United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 255
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Augie's Quest to Cure ALS Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Ride to Walk, 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 15,000
Boy Scouts of America Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,200
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 189,555

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
City of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 10,000
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 65,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
City Year, Inc. Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 57,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 300
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 423,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
10,000 Degrees CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
42nd Street Moon CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
826LA CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
A Precious Child Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
AAUW Florida Supporting Foundation Inc FL Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
AAUW of Oregon Special Projects Fund OR Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
10,000 Degrees CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
42nd Street Moon CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
88bikes WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
A Public Space Literary Projects Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
AAUW-Wa Special Projects Fund WA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
100 Black Men of Atlanta Inc GA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 46,000
4word TX Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
A Breeze of Hope Foundation PA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
A Reaching Hand CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
ABC House Inc OR Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 11,000
Page SUM 230,950

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Chinese for Affirmative Action United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Clean Air Task Force Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Elementary Institute of Science United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
FJC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Friends of Idaho Public Television Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Game Changers Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Give2Asia United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 4,708
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Project Access Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Puede Network United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Tarrant Area Food Bank United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
The ONE Campaign United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 200,000
Rising World Incorporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 30,500
Page SUM 481,108

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