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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Project Open Hand San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 45,000
A Safe Place, Inc. Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 -2,500
American Heart Association, Inc. Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Reducetarian Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Animal Equality N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 215,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta N/A GA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 160,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 600
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 850
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
BeadforLife N/A CO United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 30,592
San Jose Day Nursery Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc N/A Puerto Rico Other Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Seeds of Africa Foundation N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
California Renters Legal Advocacy and Education Fund Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 -60,000
Page SUM 576,292

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Project Open Hand San Francisco Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 45,000
A Safe Place, Inc. Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 -2,500
American Heart Association, Inc. Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Reducetarian Foundation Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Animal Equality N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 215,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 160,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 600
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 850
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
BeadforLife N/A Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 30,592
San Jose Day Nursery Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Seeds of Africa Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
California Renters Legal Advocacy and Education Fund Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 -60,000
Page SUM 576,292

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
A Safe Place, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Immigration Council DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Saint Bernard Club of America Charitable Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Anti-Recidivism Coalition CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Asset Education CO Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Jose Parks Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Save The Waves Coalition CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bat Conservation International, Inc. TX Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 705,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Bridges to Community Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Soliya Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Sports Challenge TX Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
California Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 725
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 400
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Success Academy Charter Schools Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Page SUM 1,146,625

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Project Open Hand United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2019 45,000
A Safe Place, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 -2,500
American Heart Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Reducetarian Foundation Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Animal Equality United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 215,000
Asian Americans Advancing Justice- Atlanta United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 160,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 600
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 850
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
BeadforLife United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 30,592
San Jose Day Nursery United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc Puerto Rico Other Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Seeds of Africa Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
California Renters Legal Advocacy and Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 -60,000
Page SUM 576,292

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13280 records found.