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)
Lake Tahoe Music Festival N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Project Red Foundation N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hunger at Home Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
InnerCity Weightlifting Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Redwood City Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Reno Philharmonic Association, Inc. N/A NV United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Sacred Heart Nativity School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 750
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
CorpsAfrica N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community High School Foundation, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
Elements of Education Partners N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 117,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 57,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
City of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 10,000
Page SUM 285,800

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
2041 Foundation Incorporated CA Environment Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,100
A Network for Grateful Living, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
A Wish With Wings, Inc. TX Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2019 115,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 110,000
2430 Arts Alliance CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 27,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,775
A New Day Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 34,500
A Woman's Nation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
A Womans Work Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
2430 Arts Alliance CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,750
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
A New Way of Life Reentry Project CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 846,625

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lake Tahoe Music Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Project Red Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hunger at Home United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
InnerCity Weightlifting Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Redwood City Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Reno Philharmonic Association, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Sacred Heart Nativity School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 750
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
CorpsAfrica United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community High School Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
Elements of Education Partners United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 117,100

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13280 records found.