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)
Koloa Union United Church of Christ N/A HI United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Compass Science Communication Inc N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
L S B Leakey Foundation Fr Resrch to Mans Origin Behaviour & San Francisco CA United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,600
Makesoil N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 300
NAMI San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 -2,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Schools Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ohio Morgan Horse Association N/A OH United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 359,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
ConnectSafely Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 310,102

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Achungo Community Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Abolitionist Law Center PA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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 200
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
1000 Friends of Oregon OR Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
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
Ability Experience NC Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
18 Reasons CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
A Home Within, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -750
Page SUM 75,750

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Koloa Union United Church of Christ United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Compass Science Communication Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
L S B Leakey Foundation Fr Resrch to Mans Origin Behaviour & United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,600
Makesoil United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Morgan Autism Center United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 300
NAMI San Mateo County United States Health Donor Advised 2019 -2,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Schools Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ohio Morgan Horse Association United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 359,000

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13280 records found.