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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
uAspire Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Forward Justice N/A NC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 280,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
University of Illinois Foundation N/A IL United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 380
Girls Incorporated of Alameda County Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Upaya Zen Center Inc N/A NM United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Vida Verde Nature Education San Mateo CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Greenforest Community Baptist Church N/A GA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2019 -250
Water Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
WildEarth Guardians N/A NM United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Herban Health San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Hood River County School District Foundation Inc N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Woodside High School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yellowstone Forever N/A WY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Zilker Theater Productions N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
International Documentary Association Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 574,930

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Dress for Success San Francisco Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 300
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
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
Daughters of Zion Ministries Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 185,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 1,080
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
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 1,800
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,300
Page SUM 1,129,080

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
uAspire Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Forward Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 280,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
University of Illinois Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 380
Girls Incorporated of Alameda County United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Upaya Zen Center Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Greenforest Community Baptist Church United States Religion Corporate Advised 2019 -250
Water Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
WildEarth Guardians United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Herban Health United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Hood River County School District Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Woodside High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yellowstone Forever United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Zilker Theater Productions United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
International Documentary Association Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 574,930

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13280 records found.