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)
Amherst College Trustees N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,810
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat N/A VT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Veggielution Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,490
W VA Council of Churches N/A WV United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Womens Foundation of California Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300
Yaffed Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 8,800
Youth Community Service, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 44,500
Israel Venture Network Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Jewish Women's Theatre N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Justice In Motion, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Kuumbwa Jazz Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,434,900

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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 250
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 22,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
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
Page SUM 389,450

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
A New Way of Life Reentry Project CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
350 Silicon Valley CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
A Place Called Home CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
418 Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
A Place to Turn Inc MA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 678,200

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Amherst College Trustees United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,810
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Veggielution United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,490
W VA Council of Churches United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Womens Foundation of California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300
Yaffed Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 8,800
Youth Community Service, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Impact Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 44,500
Israel Venture Network United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Jewish Women's Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Justice In Motion, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Kuumbwa Jazz Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,434,900

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13280 records found.