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)
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sonoma Valley Teen Services Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Seventh-Day Adventists Loma Linda University Medical Center N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
California Budget & Policy Center N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Berkeley Food and Housing Project Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
National Association of State Boards of Education N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
New America Foundation N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
No Immigrants No Spice Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
St. Nicholas and St. William Catholic Parish Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Oberlin College N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Operation Helmet Incorporated N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 681,400

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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
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
ConnectSafely Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
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)
Active Minds Inc DC Health Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 46,500
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Ability Experience NC 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
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
1951 Coffee Company CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
A Home Within, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -750
A Walk on Water Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 19,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
1M1B Foundation NV Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
Page SUM 373,000

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sonoma Valley Teen Services United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Seventh-Day Adventists Loma Linda University Medical Center United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
California Budget & Policy Center United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Berkeley Food and Housing Project United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
National Association of State Boards of Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
New America Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
No Immigrants No Spice United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
St. Nicholas and St. William Catholic Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Oberlin College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Operation Helmet Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 681,400

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13280 records found.