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)
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Make-Believe Association N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Measures for Justice Institute N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 23,333
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
NAMI N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated N/A MA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500,000
African Middle Eastern Leadership Project N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
New Profit, Inc. N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Atlas Service Corps Inc N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 90,000
Philadelphia Orchestra Association N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 55,000,000
Page SUM 57,239,333

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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 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
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
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
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
City Year, Inc. Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 57,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 375,400

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
A Home Within, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -750
A Walk on Water Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 19,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
1951 Coffee Company CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
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 500
1M1B Foundation NV Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
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 100,000
2041 Foundation Incorporated CA Environment Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,775
A New Day Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 34,500
Page SUM 366,175

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Los Gatos Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Make-Believe Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Measures for Justice Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 23,333
Morgan Autism Center United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
NAMI United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500,000
African Middle Eastern Leadership Project United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
New Profit, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Abode Services United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Art of Yoga Project United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Atlas Service Corps Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 90,000
Philadelphia Orchestra Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 55,000,000
Page SUM 57,239,333

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13280 records found.