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)
San Francisco Day School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Auxiliary for Children Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
African Middle Eastern Leadership Project N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Blue Endeavors Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 800,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 650,791
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Burlingame Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Press Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Smith Farm LTD N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
South Texas Human Rights Center N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Center for Law and Social Policy N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 1,579,291

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,452
Contemporary Asian Theater Scene Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Congregation Sinai of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Sinai of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,100
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 9,550
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 -20,000
ConnectSafely Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Page SUM 311,102

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Accountability Counsel CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
10 Thousand Windows, Inc. TN Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
418 Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
A Place to Turn Inc MA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
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
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
10,000 Degrees CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 113,000

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Auxiliary for Children United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
African Middle Eastern Leadership Project United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Blue Endeavors United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 800,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 650,791
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Burlingame Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Press Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Cancer CAREpoint Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Smith Farm LTD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
South Texas Human Rights Center United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Center for Law and Social Policy United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 1,579,291

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13280 records found.