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)
Tony Hawk Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Tsf Incorporated N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 3,333
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 14,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fremont Freewheelers Race Teamincorporated Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
United We Dream Network, Inc. N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fuller Theological Seminary N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Global Minds Initiative Inc N/A PA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Hebron Food Pantry Inc N/A MA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Wonderfest Marin CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Yampa Valley Community Foundation N/A CO United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,780,033

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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 1,024
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 2,500
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 874
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 280,048

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 Womans Work Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
2430 Arts Alliance CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,750
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
A New Way of Life Reentry Project CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
350 Silicon Valley CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
826 Valencia CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
A New Way of Life Reentry Project CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 1,106,225

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Tony Hawk Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Tsf Incorporated United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 3,333
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 14,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fremont Freewheelers Race Teamincorporated United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
United We Dream Network, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fuller Theological Seminary United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
University of Washington Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Global Minds Initiative Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Hebron Food Pantry Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Wonderfest United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Yampa Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,780,033

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13280 records found.