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)
Goat Peak Ranch, Inc. N/A MT United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc N/A ID United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Hopewell Fund N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -150,000
Greg Hill Foundation N/A MA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 2,500
Foundation for Regional Transit Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 35,000
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Cake4kids Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Selby Lane Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
ImpactAssets, Inc. N/A MD United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Internal Audit Foundation N/A FL United States Other Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc N/A MI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sierra Watch N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Sobrato Early Academic Language Program Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
J Street Education Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Southern New Hampshire University N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
City Year, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Doris Dillon School in Cambodia Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Dress for Success San Francisco Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 300
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 500
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250
Daughters of Zion Ministries Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 187,850

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Abrazos & Books CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Act Inc IA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Action Ministries Inc GA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Abundant Grace Coastside Worker CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Active Minds Inc DC Health Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Academir Charter School Preparatory FL Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Acumen Fund, Inc. NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Academy for Eating Disorders VA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ace Mentor Program of America Inc TX Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 1,589,050

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Goat Peak Ranch, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Hopewell Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -150,000
Greg Hill Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 2,500
Foundation for Regional Transit United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 35,000
Friends of the Alameda Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Cake4kids United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Selby Lane Elementary United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
ImpactAssets, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Internal Audit Foundation United States Other Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sierra Watch United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Sobrato Early Academic Language Program United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
J Street Education Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Southern New Hampshire University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
City Year, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 81,750

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13280 records found.