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, and corporate 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)
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Acres, Inc. N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bear Valley Branch Library N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Seeds of Learning Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
California Shakespeare Theater Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sierra Watch N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sobrato Early Academic Language Program Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,500,000
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Southern Methodist University N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Center for Renewable Energy & Appropriate Technology for the N/A OR United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Charity Global Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 60,032
Page SUM 4,389,182

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
AchieveKids Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Achungo Community Center Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Abrazos & Books Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
A Reaching Hand Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 90,700

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Acres, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bear Valley Branch Library United States Other Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Seeds of Learning United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
California Shakespeare Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sierra Watch United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sobrato Early Academic Language Program United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,500,000
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Southern Methodist University United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Center for Renewable Energy & Appropriate Technology for the United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Charity Global Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 60,032
Page SUM 4,389,182

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13280 records found.