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 State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rebecca Bender Initiative N/A OR United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
RISE Colorado N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Sacramento Region Performing Arts Alliance N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 22,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Anti-Defamation League N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Theological Seminary N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Alisa Ann Ruch California Burn Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Seattle Children's Playgarden N/A WA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 48,000
Balance 4 Kids N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sankara Nethralaya OM Trust Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,400
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 2,921
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sourashtra Dhaan Organization N/A TX United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 300
Born This Way Foundation N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 297,521

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 440
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 26,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 53,500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Evergreen Valley High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,650
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 152,065

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Agrarian Land Trust NH Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Aircraft Casualty Emotional Support Services, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Alameda Elementary School OR Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Adventure Resources NC Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
African Library Project CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
AI4ALL CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Airlink Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Alaska Conservation Foundation AK Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Adventure Risk Challenge CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
African Middle Eastern Leadership Project DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
AI4ALL CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Akira's Book Club CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Alaska Native Women-s Resource Center AK Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated ID Other Donor Advised 2019 200
African Mission Healthcare Foundation CO International Development Donor Advised 2019 -600,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 625
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Alaskans for Litter Prevention and Recycling Inc AK Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated ID Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM -142,925

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12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rebecca Bender Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
RISE Colorado United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Sacramento Region Performing Arts Alliance United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 22,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Theological Seminary United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Alisa Ann Ruch California Burn Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Seattle Children's Playgarden United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Aspire Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 48,000
Balance 4 Kids United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sankara Nethralaya OM Trust Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,400
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 2,921
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sourashtra Dhaan Organization United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 300
Born This Way Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 297,521

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13280 records found.