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)
Senior Coastsiders Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Cafe Momentum N/A TX United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
California Trout San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Exchange Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Center for Young Women's Development San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Charter Fund Inc N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Chinatown Community Development Center Inc San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Claremont Graduate University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 57,000
St. Catherine of Siena Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
COMMIT Foundation N/A MT United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
STEM Library Lab N/A LA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Sunrise Movement Education Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,800
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 5,353,550

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,720
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 7,200
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
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
Page SUM 301,522

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Adirondack Land Trust Inc NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Abolitionist Law Center PA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,300
Achungo Community Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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
A Future for Every Child CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
A Sanctuary for Military Families Inc CO Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Ability Experience NC Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
18 Reasons CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
826 Valencia CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
A Home Within, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -1,500
A Shot for Life Incorporated MA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 19,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 133,500

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Senior Coastsiders Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Cafe Momentum United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
California Trout United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Exchange United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Center for Young Women's Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Charter Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Chinatown Community Development Center Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Claremont Graduate University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 57,000
St. Catherine of Siena Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
COMMIT Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
STEM Library Lab United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Sunrise Movement Education Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Congregation Beth David United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,800
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 5,353,550

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13280 records found.