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)
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Proximity Designs N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Rainforest Action Network San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
African Diaspora Network Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Rosenberg Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Saint Saviours Center N/A NC United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Opera Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
San Jose Taiko Group Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Sesame Workshop N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 38,053
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300
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 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
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 170,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Copper's Dream Rescue Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 1,021,299

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Academir Charter School Preparatory FL Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Acumen Fund, Inc. NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Academy for Eating Disorders VA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ace Mentor Program of America Inc TX Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
ACLU of Montana Foundation Inc MT Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. NY Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Access Institute for Psychological Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Achieve Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 375,000
Acres, Inc. IN Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,312
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
ACCION International MA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,962,412

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Point Reyes Bird Observatory United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Proximity Designs United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Rainforest Action Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
African Diaspora Network United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
ReSurge International United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Rosenberg Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Saint Saviours Center United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Opera Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
San Jose Taiko Group Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Sesame Workshop United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Foundation United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 38,053
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 327,503

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13280 records found.