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)
New Door Ventures San Francisco CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
North Country School Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Oceana, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Oregon Childrens Foundation N/A OR United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets for Vets, Inc. N/A NC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Portola Valley Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 24,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,600,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
American Society for the Protection of Nature Israel Inc N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,111,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 21,000
Page SUM 3,063,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,800
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,720
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 7,200
Comunidad Para Baja California Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Congregation Emek Beracha Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
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
Page SUM 106,672

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
7Element Atheletics Inc TN Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
A Safe Place, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
1000 Friends of Oregon OR Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
826 National CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
A Future for Every Child CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
A Sanctuary for Military Families Inc CO Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Ability Experience NC Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 79,100

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
New Door Ventures United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
North Country School Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Oceana, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Oregon Childrens Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Pets for Vets, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Portola Valley Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 24,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,600,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
American Society for the Protection of Nature Israel Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,111,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 21,000
Page SUM 3,063,250

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13280 records found.