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)
Tesseract Research Center Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent San Francisco CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Elko County School District N/A NV United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 8,000
The Vahagn Setian Charitable Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 175,000
FastFriends Greyhound Adoption of California, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc N/A NC United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Foundation for the Global Compact N/A NY United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Friends of the Elephant Seal N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
United States Squash Racquets Association Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
University of California San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 143,750
Gathering Inn N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 537,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,800
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,720
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 7,200
Comunidad Para Baja California Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Congregation Emek Beracha Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
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
Page SUM 254,920

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 19,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
1951 Coffee Company CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
A Home Within, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -750
A Walk on Water Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
1M1B Foundation NV Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 300
A Home Within, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -750
A Wider Bridge CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
2041 Foundation Incorporated CA Environment Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,100
Page SUM 329,400

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Tesseract Research Center Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Elko County School District United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 8,000
The Vahagn Setian Charitable Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 175,000
FastFriends Greyhound Adoption of California, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Foundation for the Global Compact United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Friends of the Elephant Seal United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
United States Squash Racquets Association Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
University of California San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2019 143,750
Gathering Inn United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 537,850

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13280 records found.