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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Liahona Motu Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Long Beach Rescue Mission N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lutheran Church in America N/A NV United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 55,000
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Montana Environmental Information Center Inc. N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Audubon Society, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
National Peace Corps Association N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 4,000
New Canaan Society Inc N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Non-Profit Housing Association of Northern California San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 25,000
OC International, Inc. N/A CO United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Opportunity Fund Community Development Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
PACT Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
Partners in School Innovation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Policing Equity N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 293,050

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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
Contemporary Asian Theater Scene Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,452
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)
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. NY Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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 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. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs VA Health Donor Advised 2019 750
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
5P Society CA Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
A Safe Place, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 784,250

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Justice Action Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Kiwanis Club of Palo Alto Charitable Foundation United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -400
League of Women Voters Education Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Los Altos Library Endowment United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Make-A-Wish Foundation International United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 11,000
mCORE Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 34,600
Mills College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Moreau Catholic High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 58,794
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
National Constitution Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Leaders United States Education Donor Advised 2019 185,000
Northern California Grantmakers United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Oficina Legal del Pueblo Unido, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Oregon State University Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Paul Carlson Medical Program Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 960,844

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