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)
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
FOTC - SF Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University Corporation at Monterey Bay N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of Illinois Foundation N/A IL United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 400
Girls Incorporated of San Diego County N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Vida Verde Nature Education San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
GreenLight Fund Inc N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Habitat for Humanity of Durham Inc N/A NC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Water Watch of Oregon N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Wilderness Society N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Heritage Foundation N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Hoops4Life Inc N/A CT United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Woodside School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Yeshivah High School of Arizona N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Indian Law Resource Center N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Zohar Dance Company Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,800
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,720
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 337,670

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Adirondack Land Trust Inc NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Abolitionist Law Center PA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,300
Achungo Community Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
1000 Friends of Oregon OR Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
826 National CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
A Future for Every Child CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
A Sanctuary for Military Families Inc CO Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
18 Reasons CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
826 Valencia CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
A Home Within, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -1,500
A Shot for Life Incorporated MA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Ability Experience NC Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
1951 Coffee Company CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 214,500

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
FOTC - SF Bay Area United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University Corporation at Monterey Bay United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of Illinois Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 400
Girls Incorporated of San Diego County United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Uplift Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
GreenLight Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Habitat for Humanity of Durham Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Water Watch of Oregon United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Heritage Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Hoops4Life Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Woodside School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Yeshivah High School of Arizona United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Humane Society of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Indian Law Resource Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Zohar Dance Company United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,500
Page SUM 170,100

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13280 records found.