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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Enterprise Community Partners Inc N/A MD United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 30,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Federal City Performing Arts Association Inc N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Fountain Valley School of Colorado N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 22,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 10,000
Genetics Society of America Incorporated N/A MD United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Volunteers of America Inc. N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Grand Canyon Trust Inc. N/A AZ United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
West Valley Mission Community College District Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 203
Women and Childrens Horizons Inc N/A WI United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Heading Home, Inc. N/A MA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Cupertino Educational Endowment Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 170,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Copper's Dream Rescue Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 268,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 46,500
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Act Inc IA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Abrazos & Books CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Abundant Grace Coastside Worker CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,080
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Academir Charter School Preparatory FL Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Page SUM 142,630

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The San Jose Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Enterprise Community Partners Inc United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 30,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Federal City Performing Arts Association Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Fountain Valley School of Colorado United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 22,000
University of Southern California United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 10,000
Genetics Society of America Incorporated United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Global Citizen Year Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Valley Christian Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Volunteers of America Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Grand Canyon Trust Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
West Valley Mission Community College District Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 203
Women and Childrens Horizons Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Heading Home, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 253,703

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13280 records found.