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)
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
University of Maryland, Baltimore County N/A MD United States Other Donor Advised 2019 56,370
Uptown Tenderloin Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Girls To Women San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Goat Peak Ranch, Inc. N/A MT United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Greg Hill Foundation N/A MA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Working Partnerships USA Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Hidden Genius Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yosemite Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Indivisible Civics Inc N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
International Myeloma Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Jasper Ridge Farm San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Karma Cat Rescue Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 483
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Page SUM 238,553

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,800
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,720
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
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
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
Page SUM 104,322

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Academy for Eating Disorders VA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ace Mentor Program of America Inc TX Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Adirondack Land Trust Inc NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 110,000
2430 Arts Alliance CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 27,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,775
A New Day Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 34,500
A Woman's Nation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2019 115,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
2430 Arts Alliance CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,750
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
A New Way of Life Reentry Project CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
A Womans Work Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 748,825

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
University of Maryland, Baltimore County United States Other Donor Advised 2019 56,370
Uptown Tenderloin Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Girls To Women United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Goat Peak Ranch, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Greg Hill Foundation United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Working Partnerships USA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Hidden Genius Project United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
HOPE Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yosemite Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Indivisible Civics Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
International Myeloma Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Jasper Ridge Farm United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Karma Cat Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 483
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Page SUM 238,553

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13280 records found.