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)
Arts Council Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 135,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Senior Coastsiders Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Building Skills Partnership N/A CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 14,500
GF Sustaining Operations Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 10,000
California Maritime Academy Foundation Inc N/ASolano CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Center for Fathers and Families N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Catherine of Siena Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Stephen J. Wampler Foundation, Inc. N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 345,475

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 672,199
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 21,400
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 164,600
Curriki Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,200,699

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Brave New Films 501C3 CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
California Academy of Sciences CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,000
St. Nicholas and St. William Catholic Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Summit Preparatory Charter High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Callisto CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Care for Wild CA Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Chabad at UCSB CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Children's Day School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Community Gatepath CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Dignity and Power Now CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
East Bay Agency for Children CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Environmental Traveling Companions CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 751,300

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
American University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Amigos de Guadalupe Center for Justice and Empowerment United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 1,000
Page SUM 597,224

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