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)
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
New Story, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Okizu Foundation Marin CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Ought Inc. San Francisco CA United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Pearl Elegance Foundation N/A MD United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole N/A WY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Alder Graduate School of Education San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
American Association of University Women N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Project Drawdown Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Puente de la Costa Sur San Mateo CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat Al-Salam N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 300
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,014,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 22,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 375,200

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
350 Silicon Valley CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
826 Valencia CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
A New Way of Life Reentry Project CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
418 Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
A Place Called Home CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
10 Thousand Windows, Inc. TN Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 935,700

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
New Story, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Okizu Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Ought Inc. United States Sciences Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Pearl Elegance Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Alder Graduate School of Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
American Association of University Women United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Project Drawdown United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat Al-Salam United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 300
Regents University of California Los Angeles United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,014,700

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13280 records found.