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)
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Museum of Contemporary Art N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People N/A MD United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
No Bully San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Nevada Policy Research Institute N/A NV United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Oasis Legal Services Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 8,200
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Pacific University N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 800
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Proximity Designs N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
All Hands and Hearts Smart Response Inc N/A MA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Rainforest Action Network San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
City of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 10,000
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 65,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
City Year, Inc. Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 355,450

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Abigail Alliance for Better Access to Developmental Drugs VA Health Donor Advised 2019 750
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
A Safe Place, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
1000 Friends of Oregon OR Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
826 National CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
A Future for Every Child CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
A Sanctuary for Military Families Inc CO Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Ability Experience NC Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
18 Reasons CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
826 Valencia CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
A Home Within, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -1,500
A Shot for Life Incorporated MA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 50,950

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Museum of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
No Bully United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Nevada Policy Research Institute United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Oasis Legal Services United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 8,200
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Pacific University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
People Acting in Community Together Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 800
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Point Reyes Bird Observatory United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Proximity Designs United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
All Hands and Hearts Smart Response Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Rainforest Action Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 273,450

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13280 records found.