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)
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project N/A WA United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 410,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Orphan Secure N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Paws Up for Veterans N/A NV United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Phi Delta Theta Foundation N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Prashanthi Nilayam Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Public Health Institute Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Rise Together Education Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sacred Art of Living Education and Retreat Center Inc N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sankaty Head Foundation, Inc. N/A MA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 600,900

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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
Contemporary Asian Theater Scene Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,452
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
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
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 340,702

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 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 500
A Place to Turn Inc MA Food Security Corporate 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
418 Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
826LA CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
A Precious Child Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
AAUW Florida Supporting Foundation Inc FL Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
10,000 Degrees CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
42nd Street Moon CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
88bikes WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
A Public Space Literary Projects Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 316,900

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 410,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Orphan Secure United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Paws Up for Veterans United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Phi Delta Theta Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Prashanthi Nilayam United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Public Health Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Rise Together Education Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sacred Art of Living Education and Retreat Center Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Unified School District United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sankaty Head Foundation, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 600,900

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13280 records found.