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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Water Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,700
Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Students for Service Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25
Alum Rock Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,748
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Promise Inc Contra Costa MA United States Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Big Sur Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Friends of Children With Special Needs Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 200,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community Water Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,700
Healdsburg Jazz Festival, Inc. Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Students for Service Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25
Alum Rock Educational Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 6,748
Equal Justice Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 700
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 200
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
American Promise Inc Contra Costa Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Big Sur Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Camaldolese Hermits of America CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Bail Project, Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Parkway Heights Middle School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Enterprise Community Partners Inc MD Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Outward Bound California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Mary's Catholic School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Walnut Hills High School Alumni Foundation OH Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Essie Justice Group CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 9,000
California Clubhouse CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Placer Food Bank CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oceana, Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 300
Hope Hospice and Community Services, Inc. FL Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Public Communicators Inc CO Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 300
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 603,150

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