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, and corporate 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)
Fuller Theological Seminary N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Global Livingston Institute N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Greater Portland Sustainability Education Network N/A OR United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Walden West Outdoor School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
All Raise San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 4,000
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Youth Passageways N/A KS United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
ImpactAssets, Inc. N/A MD United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 200
Ivy Rose Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
JK Grants N/A CA United States Other Corporate Advised 2019 6,274
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 6,790,324

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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
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,024
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 321,424

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
2041 Foundation Incorporated CA Environment Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,100
A Network for Grateful Living, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
A Wish With Wings, Inc. TX Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,000
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 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 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
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 Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 755,625

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fuller Theological Seminary United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
University of Washington Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Global Livingston Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Greater Portland Sustainability Education Network United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Walden West Outdoor School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
All Raise United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 4,000
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Youth Passageways United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
ImpactAssets, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Inter-Faith Food Shuttle United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 200
Ivy Rose Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
JK Grants United States Other Corporate Advised 2019 6,274
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 6,790,324

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13280 records found.