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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Calero High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
California-Hawaii Elks Major Project, Inc. N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance N/A UT United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Chelmsford Middle School Hockey Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Chinese for Affirmative Action San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Clemson University Foundation N/A SC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Stfyc International Yacht Racing Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 366,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,100
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 71,500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
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 5,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 139,400

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
2041 Foundation Incorporated CA Environment Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,100
A Network for Grateful Living, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
A Wish With Wings, Inc. TX Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 110,000
2430 Arts Alliance CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 27,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,775
A New Day Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 34,500
A Woman's Nation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2019 115,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
2430 Arts Alliance CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,750
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
A New Way of Life Reentry Project CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
A Womans Work Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 846,625

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Calero High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
California-Hawaii Elks Major Project, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Silicon Valley Creates United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Chelmsford Middle School Hockey Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Chinese for Affirmative Action United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Clemson University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Stfyc International Yacht Racing Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 366,200

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13280 records found.