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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Elkhorn Slough Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Ethiopia Health Aid Inc N/A CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc N/A NC United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for Sustainable Rule of Law Initiatives San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
United States Olympic Committee N/A CO United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -71
Gathering for Women - Monterey N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Glacier National Park Conservancy N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
University of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Utah Film Center N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Vista Center Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Govern For America Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Page SUM 571,879

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 874
Page SUM 327,398

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
5P Society CA Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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 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 Sanctuary for Military Families Inc CO Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
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 Shot for Life Incorporated MA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
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
Page SUM 66,200

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12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Breakthrough Silicon Valley United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Elkhorn Slough Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Ethiopia Health Aid Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for Sustainable Rule of Law Initiatives United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Friends of the Columbia Gorge United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
United States Olympic Committee United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -71
Gathering for Women - Monterey United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Glacier National Park Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
University of San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Vista Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Govern For America Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Page SUM 571,879

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13280 records found.