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)
Rockwood Leadership Institute Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 35,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Detroit Justice Center N/A MI United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 670,513
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Center for Youth Law Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Santa Clara Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Evidence Action, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
New Door Ventures San Francisco CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
North Hawaii Community Hospital, Inc. N/A HI United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Feeding America N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 800
OCJ Kids N/A AZ United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,256,563

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
ConnectSafely Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
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
Page SUM 106,672

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Ace & TJ's Grin Kids Inc NC Other Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Adirondack Land Trust Inc NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Achievement First Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
10,000 Degrees CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
42nd Street Moon CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
88bikes WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
A Public Space Literary Projects Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
AAUW of Oregon Special Projects Fund OR Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
100 Black Men of Atlanta Inc GA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 46,000
4word TX Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
A Breeze of Hope Foundation PA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
A Reaching Hand CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
AAUW-Wa Special Projects Fund WA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 485,250

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rockwood Leadership Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 35,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Detroit Justice Center United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco Women Against Rape United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Chanticleer, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Duke University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 670,513
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Center for Youth Law United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Santa Clara Schools Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Evidence Action, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
New Door Ventures United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
North Hawaii Community Hospital, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Feeding America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 800
OCJ Kids United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,256,563

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13280 records found.