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)
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Rotary District 5170 Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Better Markets Inc N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Bring Change 2 Mind San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
She Wins A NJ Nonprofit Corporation N/A NJ United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Carmelite Monastery of the Infant Jesus Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Solar Electric Light Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for American Progress N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
CFLeads N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 5,000
Page SUM 495,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Comunidad Para Baja California Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Congregation Emek Beracha Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Contemporary Asian Theater Scene Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,452
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
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 340,702

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
350 Silicon Valley CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
826 Valencia CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
A New Way of Life Reentry Project CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
418 Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
A Place Called Home CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
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
Page SUM 629,450

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12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Rotary District 5170 Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Samaritan House United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Better Markets Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP United States Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Bring Change 2 Mind United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
She Wins A NJ Nonprofit Corporation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Carmelite Monastery of the Infant Jesus United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Solar Electric Light Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for American Progress United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
CFLeads United States General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 5,000
Page SUM 495,250

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13280 records found.