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)
A New Way of Life Reentry Project N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Prashanthi Nilayam Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
CHIME Healthcare Innovation Trust N/A MI United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Civil Rights Corps N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,600,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,080
Public Health Institute Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Los Gatos United Methodist Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Costanoan Indian Research Inc N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Foundation for Ichthyosis and Related Skin Types N/A PA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Rise Together Education Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sacred Art of Living Education and Retreat Center Inc N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,083,780

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
City Year, Inc. Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 57,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 220,750

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
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 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 Wider Bridge CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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 Network for Grateful Living, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
A Wish With Wings, Inc. TX Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 207,300

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Sabuy Temple - Khmer Buddhist Temple Foundation United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,020,835
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Costanoan Indian Research Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Arts for Art, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Diocese of San Bernardino Education & Welfare Corporation United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Game Changers Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
AchieveKids United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Morgan Autism Center United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 300
CureSearch for Children's Cancer United States Health Donor Advised 2019 0
East Bay Agency for Children United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ed Asner Family Center United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society EMGS United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 1,190,135

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13280 records found.