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)
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 61,994
The Paris Review Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
EducationSuperHighway San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Epic Transitions San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
TransFormCA Alameda CA United States Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 40,000
Faith in The Valley N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,500
UC Hastings Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. N/A CO United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
University of Alabama Huntsville Foundation N/A AL United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
University of Illinois Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 23,010
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Vida Verde Nature Education San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 585,054

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,800
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,720
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 7,200
Page SUM 325,870

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Abundant Grace Coastside Worker CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
1M1B Foundation NV Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 300
A Home Within, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -750
A Wider Bridge CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
2041 Foundation Incorporated CA Environment Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,100
A Network for Grateful Living, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
A Wish With Wings, Inc. TX Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 110,000
2430 Arts Alliance CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 27,000
Page SUM 337,450

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 61,994
The Paris Review Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
EducationSuperHighway United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Epic Transitions United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
TransFormCA United States Environment Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 40,000
Faith in The Valley United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,500
UC Hastings Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
University of Alabama Huntsville Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
University of Illinois Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 23,010
Uplift Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 585,054

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13280 records found.