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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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 State Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Francisco Rescue Mission San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Mateo County Health Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Access Institute for Psychological Services San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Lung Association Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Scholars Strategy Network N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 300,000
California Council of Land Trusts N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Shakespeare-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 500
Carlmont Academic Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sojourners N/A DC United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
CDP North America Inc N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 24,650
Child and Family Research and Training Institute San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Christopher Newport University Educational Foundation Inc N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -866
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Community Action North Bay N/ASolano CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 779,284

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,024
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 874
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,100
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 71,500
Page SUM 168,798

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
10,000 Degrees CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
42nd Street Moon CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
826LA CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
A Precious Child Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
AAUW Florida Supporting Foundation Inc FL Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
10,000 Degrees CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
42nd Street Moon CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
88bikes WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
A Public Space Literary Projects Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
AAUW of Oregon Special Projects Fund OR Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
100 Black Men of Atlanta Inc GA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 46,000
4word TX Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
A Breeze of Hope Foundation PA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
A Reaching Hand CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
AAUW-Wa Special Projects Fund WA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
50Can Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Page SUM 340,200

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Francisco Rescue Mission United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Mateo County Health Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Access Institute for Psychological Services United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Lung Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Scholars Strategy Network United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 300,000
California Council of Land Trusts United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Shakespeare-San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Caminar United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 500
Carlmont Academic Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sojourners United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
CDP North America Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 24,650
Child and Family Research and Training Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Christopher Newport University Educational Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -866
Code for America Labs United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Community Action North Bay United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 779,284

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13280 records found.