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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
United Service Organizations Inc N/A DC United States Membership Organizations Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Friends of Boston Homeless Inc N/A MA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Minnesota N/A MN United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
Girls Who Code, Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
We Got Us Now Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 150,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,950
Handful Players Inc. San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Society N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
World Animal Protection N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 781,498
High Resolves America San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Hopewell Fund N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
Young Eisner Scholars N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,250
Humboldt State University Sponsored Programs Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,351,698

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,452
Contemporary Asian Theater Scene Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
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
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 -20,000
ConnectSafely Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 310,102

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Achungo Community Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Adirondack Land Trust Inc NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Abolitionist Law Center PA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,300
A Future for Every Child CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
A Sanctuary for Military Families Inc CO Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
1000 Friends of Oregon OR Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
826 National CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
A Home Within, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -1,500
A Shot for Life Incorporated MA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Ability Experience NC Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
18 Reasons CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
826 Valencia CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
A Home Within, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -750
A Walk on Water Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 108,750

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
United Service Organizations Inc United States Membership Organizations Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Friends of Boston Homeless Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
Future Talent of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Minnesota United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Upward Scholars United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
Girls Who Code, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Golden Gate Labrador Retriever Rescue, Inc. United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
We Got Us Now Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 150,000
GRID Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,950
Handful Players Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 781,498
High Resolves America United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Hopewell Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
Young Eisner Scholars United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,250
Humboldt State University Sponsored Programs Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,351,698

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13280 records found.