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)
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
Charities Aid Foundation America N/A VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,375
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 125,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Anthony Indian School Inc. N/A NM United States Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Colorado Friendship N/A CO United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Stanford Jewish Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Sunnyvale Community Players Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Concord Coalition Corp N/A VA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
CorpsAfrica N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 -10,000
Taking Out Toxo N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
DigDeep Right to Water Project N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 125,000
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,200
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Earth Law Center N/A NY United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Theater Mu Incorporated N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 609,725

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Dress for Success San Francisco Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 300
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 500
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250
Daughters of Zion Ministries Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 185,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Achievement First Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,080
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 1,416,880

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center for Media Change Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
Charities Aid Foundation America United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,375
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 125,000
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Anthony Indian School Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Colorado Friendship United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Stanford Jewish Center Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Sunnyvale Community Players United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Concord Coalition Corp United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
CorpsAfrica United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 -10,000
Taking Out Toxo United States Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
DigDeep Right to Water Project United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 125,000
The Four-Eighteen Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,200
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Earth Law Center United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Theater Mu Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 609,725

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13280 records found.