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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Mental Health Association of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Mission Dolores Academy San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Mothers Against Drunk Driving Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Napa Valley Vine Trail Coalition N/ANapa CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
National Forensic League N/A IA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Venture Fund N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 800,000
Notre Dame High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Omega of Greater LR Inc N/A AR United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Out In Tech Inc N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Parent Teacher Association of Lillie Devereaux Blake School N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Pena Adobe Historical Society N/ASolano CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
President & Fellows of Middlebury College N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
All Five San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 60,000
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education N/A IL United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 22,400
Page SUM 2,437,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,452
Contemporary Asian Theater Scene Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Congregation Sinai of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Sinai of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,100
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 9,550
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 -20,000
ConnectSafely Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Page SUM 311,102

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Achievement First Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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
A Christian Ministry in the National Parks CO Religion Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
A Safe Place, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 -2,500
ABC House Inc OR Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 11,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 1,035,000

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Mental Health Association of San Mateo County United States Health Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Mission Dolores Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Mothers Against Drunk Driving United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Napa Valley Vine Trail Coalition United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
National Forensic League United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 800,000
Notre Dame High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Omega of Greater LR Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Out In Tech Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Parent Teacher Association of Lillie Devereaux Blake School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Pena Adobe Historical Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
President & Fellows of Middlebury College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
All Five United States Education Donor Advised 2019 60,000
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 22,400
Page SUM 2,437,900

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13280 records found.