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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
API Cultural Center, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Rescue-Freedom Project N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bamboo in the Wind Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Senior Coastsiders Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 100,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Support for Families of Children with Disabilities San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 170,000
Curriki Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Doc Farm Films, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 686,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 400
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Doris Dillon School in Cambodia Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2019 400
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
Daughters of Zion Ministries Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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
Page SUM 117,250

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Regents of the University of California CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,403,408
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Rosenberg Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 75,000
San Francisco Public Press CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Square Peg Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Nicholas Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Summit Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2019 750
T L P Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 12,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 400
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 2,570,358

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 62,000
Animal Charity Evaluators United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Animals Australia Federation Australia Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 48,324
American Prairie Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Appeal of Conscience Foundation United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Appling County Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
American University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Amherst College Trustees United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Charity Evaluators United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Animals in Need Fund United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Prairie Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Ara Institute of Canterbury New Zealand Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,800
American University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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
Arab American Family Services United States Immigration Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 593,224

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