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)
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Institute for Market Transformation Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Intertribal Friendship House Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of SC Inc N/A SC United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,250
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
At the Crossroads San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
NACA- Inspired Schools Network N/A NM United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated N/A MA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 260,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
New Orleans Junior Journalism Program N/A LA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 36,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project N/A WA United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 410,000
California Forward Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 1,389,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 400
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Doris Dillon School in Cambodia Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Daughters of Zion Ministries Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 500
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 122,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Accountability Counsel CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 28,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ace & TJ's Grin Kids Inc NC Other Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Achievement First Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Achievement First Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Page SUM 800,050

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Institute for Market Transformation Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Intertribal Friendship House United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Los Gatos Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of SC Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,250
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
At the Crossroads United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Morgan Autism Center United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
NACA- Inspired Schools Network United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 260,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
New Orleans Junior Journalism Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 36,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 410,000
California Forward United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 1,389,250

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13280 records found.