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)
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
BrightFocus Foundation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
University of Montana Foundation N/A MT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Girls Who Code, Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Village Health Works N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Weaving Earth N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 350
Hands On Suburban Chicago N/A IL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Arts West San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Higher Purpose Co N/A MS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Hopewell Fund N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Young Life N/A AZ United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Hunger at Home Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
InnerCity Weightlifting Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Cascade Pacific Resource Conservation and Development N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 650
Page SUM 2,525,000

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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)
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Abrazos & Books CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 19,000
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 500
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
1M1B Foundation NV Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 300
A Home Within, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -750
A Wider Bridge CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 304,300

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Future Talent of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
BrightFocus Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
University of Montana Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Girls Who Code, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Village Health Works United States Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Weaving Earth United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
GRID Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 350
Hands On Suburban Chicago United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
World Arts West United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Higher Purpose Co United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Hopewell Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Hunger at Home United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
InnerCity Weightlifting Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Cascade Pacific Resource Conservation and Development United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 650
Page SUM 2,525,000

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13280 records found.