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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Education for Employment N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,650
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Karam Foundation NFP N/A IL United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 350
Faith in Action Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Lincoln Law School of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Marine Biological Laboratory N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 583,307
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mercy Corps N/A OR United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mixed Roots Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Mountainstar Family Relief Nursery N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc N/A MA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,359
Nature Conservancy N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 958,616

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
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
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
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 22,000
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
Page SUM 254,920

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
A Womans Work Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
2430 Arts Alliance CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,750
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
A New Way of Life Reentry Project CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
350 Silicon Valley CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
826 Valencia CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
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 1,000
A Place to Turn Inc MA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 780,950

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Education for Employment United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,650
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Karam Foundation NFP United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 350
Faith in Action Bay Area United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Lincoln Law School of San Jose United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,250
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Marine Biological Laboratory United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 583,307
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mercy Corps United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Mixed Roots Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Mountainstar Family Relief Nursery United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Institute for Childrens Health Quality Inc United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,359
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
New York Foundation for the Arts, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Nuestra Casa de East Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 958,616

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13280 records found.