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)
Mount Zion Baptist Church of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
10 Thousand Windows, Inc. N/A TN United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 6,000
National Health Law Program Inc. N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Nature Conservancy N/A HI United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 335,000
AchieveKids Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 425
One Acre Fund N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Inc N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 3,333
Parents Helping Parents Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Phoenix Center for the Arts N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
All Hands and Hearts Smart Response Inc N/A MA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Project Open Hand San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Page SUM 539,908

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Dress for Success San Francisco Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 300
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,500
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
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250
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
Page SUM 129,400

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
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
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,080
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 1,400,380

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Mount Zion Baptist Church of Redwood City United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
10 Thousand Windows, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 6,000
National Health Law Program Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 335,000
AchieveKids United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 425
One Acre Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 3,333
Parents Helping Parents Inc United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Phoenix Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
All Hands and Hearts Smart Response Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Project Open Hand United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Page SUM 539,908

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13280 records found.