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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Court Watch NOLA N/A LA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 57,000
Dallas Film Society Inc N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 1,750
African Mission Healthcare Foundation N/A CO United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
International Earthlight Alliance N/A AZ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Abolitionist Law Center N/A PA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Amazon Conservation Team N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lakeside School N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. N/A ID United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 750
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Marin General Hospital Foundation N/A CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
American Museum of Natural History N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Prairie Foundation N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
50Can Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,371,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
City of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 10,000
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Churchill Club Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 6,150
Cinequest, Inc. Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Circlesorg Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 328,350

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
10,000 Degrees CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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 10,000
100 Black Men of Atlanta Inc GA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 46,000
50Can Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 120,000
A Christian Ministry in the National Parks CO Religion Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
A Safe Place, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 -2,500
ABC House Inc OR Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 11,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
5P Society CA Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
A Safe Place, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs VA Health Donor Advised 2019 750
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
7Element Atheletics Inc TN Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 252,250

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Court Watch NOLA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 57,000
Dallas Film Society Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 1,750
African Mission Healthcare Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
International Earthlight Alliance United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Abolitionist Law Center United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Amazon Conservation Team United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Kara United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Lakeside School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Lee Pesky Learning Center Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 750
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Marin General Hospital Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
American Museum of Natural History United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Prairie Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
50Can Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,371,950

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13280 records found.