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)
Cooperate Inc N/A NY United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Spread the Vote N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Dawn Redwoods Charitable Trust Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Defenders of Wildlife N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Dragon Productions Theatre Company San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
The University Foundation California State University Chico N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 21,800
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,175
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Garden Conservancy Inc N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 874
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,100
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 71,500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 22,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 176,224

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
10 Thousand Windows, Inc. TN Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
418 Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
A Place to Turn Inc MA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
10,000 Degrees CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
42nd Street Moon CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
826LA CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
A Precious Child Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
AAUW Florida Supporting Foundation Inc FL Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
10,000 Degrees CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
42nd Street Moon CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
88bikes WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
A Public Space Literary Projects Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
AAUW of Oregon Special Projects Fund OR Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
100 Black Men of Atlanta Inc GA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 46,000
4word TX Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 212,950

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cooperate Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Spread the Vote United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Dawn Redwoods Charitable Trust United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Dragon Productions Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
The University Foundation California State University Chico United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Trust for Conservation Innovation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 21,800
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,175
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends of Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Garden Conservancy Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 401,225

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13280 records found.