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)
Anderson Ranch Arts Foundation N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Habitat for Humanity International, Inc. N/A WY United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Henry M Paulson Jr Institute N/A IL United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Honey Foundation N/A AZ United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woodside High School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Yellowstone Club Community Foundation N/A MT United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Baykeeper Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 375,000
Indian Cultural Organization N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Blaine County Hunger Coalition Inc N/A ID United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 300
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
International Documentary Association Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Jakara Movement N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Lake Grove Presbyterian Church N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 3,123,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 -20,000
ConnectSafely Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
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
Page SUM 328,450

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Academy for Eating Disorders VA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ace Mentor Program of America Inc TX Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. NY Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 14,500
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,775
A New Day Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 34,500
A Woman's Nation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2019 115,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 110,000
2430 Arts Alliance CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 27,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
A New Way of Life Reentry Project CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
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
Page SUM 800,825

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Anderson Ranch Arts Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Habitat for Humanity International, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Henry M Paulson Jr Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Honey Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woodside High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Yellowstone Club Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Baykeeper United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 375,000
Indian Cultural Organization United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Blaine County Hunger Coalition Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 300
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
International Documentary Association Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Jakara Movement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Lake Grove Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 3,123,500

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13280 records found.