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)
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 350
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Jeremiah's Promise Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
JOIN N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Los Gatos United Methodist Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
MIND Research Institute N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Morgan State University Foundation Incorporated N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,100,000
Kiva Microfunds San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 410
City Year, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Nantucket Atheneum N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
National Council of Young Israel N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 550,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Community High School Foundation, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 2,843,960

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
ConnectSafely Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Comunidad Para Baja California Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,720
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 7,200
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Emek Beracha Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,100
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 9,550
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Contemporary Asian Theater Scene Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,452
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 348,522

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Academir Charter School Preparatory FL Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
2041 Foundation Incorporated CA Environment Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,100
A Network for Grateful Living, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
A Wish With Wings, Inc. TX Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2019 115,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 110,000
2430 Arts Alliance CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 27,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,775
A New Day Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 34,500
A Woman's Nation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 498,175

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
La Cocina Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 350
Bill Wilson Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Jeremiah's Promise United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
JOIN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Los Gatos United Methodist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
MIND Research Institute United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Morgan State University Foundation Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,100,000
Kiva Microfunds United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 410
City Year, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Nantucket Atheneum United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
National Council of Young Israel United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 550,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Community High School Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 2,843,960

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13280 records found.