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 Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California Renters Legal Advocacy and Education Fund Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
WildAid, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Cancer Commons Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 310,000
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woodside Community Theatre, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Charity Fair Horse Show N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Zen Center A Corporation Sole San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Assyrian Arts Institute Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Operation Freedom Paws Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 60,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Foundation for National Progress N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,500
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Garden Village Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,452
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 600
Page SUM 1,027,802

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Dress for Success San Francisco Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 300
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 500
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250
Daughters of Zion Ministries Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 185,000

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Congregation Adat Yeshurun CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Peninsula Family Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 60,000
People Acting in Community Together, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 600
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Girls To Women CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Ruby's Place CA Health Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
San Diego MANA CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Grey Bears CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
HandsOn Bay Area CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 6,200
Daniel Pearl Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lexia Institute of Computer Applications for Learning Disabl CA Other Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 444,750

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Amherst College Trustees United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Animal Equality United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 215,000
Annunciation House Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 75,000
American Promise Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,800
Ara Institute of Canterbury New Zealand Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,800
American University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Amigos de Guadalupe Center for Justice and Empowerment United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 1,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Animal Equality United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Anthony Manning Kunin Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
American Radium Society Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 35,000
Arab American Family Services United States Immigration Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Amigos for Christ United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Andersen Tax Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Equality Germany e.V. Germany Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 425,000
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American River Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Arab Medical Association Against Cancer Egypt Health Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,211,800

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