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)
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Theatre & Arts Foundation of San Diego County N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Environmental Health Coalition N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Alder Graduate School of Education San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Association for India's Development, Inc. N/A MD United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Baton Rouge Area Foundation N/A LA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Ferndale School District N/A WA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Free Software Foundation Inc N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250
826 Valencia San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 36,882
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Boy Scouts of America Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Frost Valley YMCA N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Giant Community Fund San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 647,932

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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 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
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
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,024
Page SUM 361,724

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
10,000 Degrees CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
42nd Street Moon CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
88bikes WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
A Reaching Hand CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
AAUW-Wa Special Projects Fund WA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
100 Black Men of Atlanta Inc GA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 46,000
4word TX Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
A Breeze of Hope Foundation PA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
A Safe Place, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 -2,500
ABC House Inc OR Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 11,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
50Can Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 120,000
A Christian Ministry in the National Parks CO Religion Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
A Safe Place, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs VA Health Donor Advised 2019 750
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 236,500

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Theatre & Arts Foundation of San Diego County United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Environmental Health Coalition United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Alder Graduate School of Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Association for India's Development, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Baton Rouge Area Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Berkeley Existential Risk Initiative United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Ferndale School District United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Free Software Foundation Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250
826 Valencia United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 36,882
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Frost Valley YMCA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Giant Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 647,932

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13280 records found.