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, and corporate 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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Artists Association of Nantucket N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Education Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jikoji Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Sigma Kappa Foundation, Inc. N/A IN United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Southern California San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wilderness Society San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,150
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Half the Sky Foundation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Artists Association of Nantucket N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jikoji Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Sigma Kappa Foundation, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Southern California San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wilderness Society San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,150
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Back On My Feet PA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
National Parkinson Foundation, Inc. FL Health Donor Advised 2018 500
International School of the Peninsula CA Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Create Good Foundation WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Esopus Foundation Ltd NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania PA Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Santa Barbara Sheng Zhen Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rising Tide Capital Inc NJ Community Improvement Donor Advised 2018 15,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Buddhist Global Relief NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Kakenyas Dream VA Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Innermost House Foundation VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Steele-Corbett Group Homes CA Health Donor Advised 2018 700
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Half the Sky Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Artists Association of Nantucket United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Santa Cruz Mountains Winegrowers Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jikoji United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Sigma Kappa Foundation, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Silicon Valley Creates United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,150
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Page SUM 375,150

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13110 records found.