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)
Los Angeles SPCA N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 3,192
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 12,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated N/A MA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 65,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
New North Church Inc. San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project N/A WA United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 850
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Paws Chicago N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Phi Beta Kappa Society N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Alameda County Health Care Services Agency Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
PowerMyLearning Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 23,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
American Alpine Club N/A CO United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 501,292

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 7,200
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
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 351,902

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
350 Silicon Valley CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
826 Valencia CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
A New Way of Life Reentry Project CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
418 Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
A Place Called Home CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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
Page SUM 629,450

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Los Angeles SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation United States Health Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 3,192
Morgan Autism Center United States Education Donor Advised 2019 12,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 65,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
New North Church Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 850
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Paws Chicago United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Phi Beta Kappa Society United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Alameda County Health Care Services Agency United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
PowerMyLearning Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 23,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
American Alpine Club United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 501,292

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13280 records found.