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)
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for the Study of Social Policy N/A DC United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 292,246
Charter Fund Inc N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 8,900
CHIME Healthcare Innovation Trust N/A MI United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Civil Rights Corps N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,600,000
St. Barnabas High School N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Steindorf STEAM K-8 Magnet School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
Sunnyvale Singers Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 240
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Bhutan Foundation N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Discovery Land Company Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,000
The Grateful Garment Project Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Painted Turtle N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Edgewood Center for Children and Families San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 1,989,336

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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)
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Achievement First Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
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
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 10,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 1,035,000

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12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for the Study of Social Policy United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 292,246
Charter Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 8,900
CHIME Healthcare Innovation Trust United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Civil Rights Corps United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,600,000
St. Barnabas High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Steindorf STEAM K-8 Magnet School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
Sunnyvale Singers United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 240
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Bhutan Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Discovery Land Company Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
East Bay Community Law Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,000
The Grateful Garment Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Painted Turtle United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Edgewood Center for Children and Families United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 1,989,336

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13280 records found.