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)
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 90,000
88bikes N/A WA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
California Polytechnic State University Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Compass Family Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Citizen Schools Inc N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 37,500
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Housing Industry Foundation San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
IEEE Foundation Inc N/A NJ United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 83,996
The Watershed Center Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
National Forensic League N/A IA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 800
Tigard-Tualatin SD 23J N/A OR United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 8,000
Page SUM 309,046

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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
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 361,700

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
4word TX Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
A Breeze of Hope Foundation PA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
A Reaching Hand CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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. CA 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
5P Society CA Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
A Safe Place, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
7Element Atheletics Inc TN Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Page SUM 196,250

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 90,000
88bikes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
California Polytechnic State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Compass Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Citizen Schools Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 37,500
Palo Alto Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Booksin Elementary School Community Association United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Housing Industry Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
IEEE Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 83,996
The Watershed Center Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
National Forensic League United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 800
Tigard-Tualatin SD 23J United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 8,000
Page SUM 309,046

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13280 records found.