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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Veggielution Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,490
W VA Council of Churches N/A WV United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 -6,000
Heart to Heart International Children's Medical Alliance Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Womens Foundation of California Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300
Yaffed Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Beate Klarsfeld Foundation N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Homeless Cat Network San Mateo CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 8,800
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 44,500
Israel Venture Network Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Jewish Women's Theatre N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Justice In Motion, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Kuumbwa Jazz Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund N/A CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 75,000
Page SUM 1,462,090

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Cupertino Educational Endowment Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 170,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Copper's Dream Rescue Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 1,390,050

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Active Minds Inc DC Health Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Achievement First Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. NY Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 2,975,000

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Veggielution United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,490
W VA Council of Churches United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 -6,000
Heart to Heart International Children's Medical Alliance United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Womens Foundation of California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300
Yaffed Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Beate Klarsfeld Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Homeless Cat Network United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 500
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 8,800
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Impact Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 44,500
Israel Venture Network United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Jewish Women's Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Justice In Motion, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Kuumbwa Jazz Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 75,000
Page SUM 1,462,090

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13280 records found.