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)
Imagine H2O Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Institute for Field Research N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Internet Archive San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Jewish Community of Amherst Inc. N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 360
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Kind, Inc. N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Life Learning Academy San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 460
Look What She Did N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
LymeDisease.org N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Menlo Park Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Music in the Schools Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Brain Tumor Society, Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Recreation & Park Association N/A VA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Noora Health San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Page SUM 259,020

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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 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
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
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
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 65,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 360,650

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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. 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
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. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
7Element Atheletics Inc TN Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
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
Page SUM 187,450

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Imagine H2O Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Institute for Field Research United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Internet Archive United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Jewish Community of Amherst Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 360
Jumpstart for Young Children Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Kind, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Life Learning Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2019 460
Look What She Did United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
LymeDisease.org United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Menlo Park Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Music in the Schools Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Brain Tumor Society, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Recreation & Park Association United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
New Community Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Noora Health United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Page SUM 259,020

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13280 records found.