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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 14,000
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
United Service Organizations Inc N/A DC United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2019 300
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Friends of Bulungula Inc. N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
University of Minnesota Foundation N/A MN United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Girls Who Code, Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Village Harvest Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Weaving Earth N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 625,000
Hands On Orlando Inc N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 14,000
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
World Animal Protection N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc N/A ID United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Hopewell Fund N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Young Life N/A AZ United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hunger at Home Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 821,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Emek Beracha Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Comunidad Para Baja California Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,452
Contemporary Asian Theater Scene Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
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
ConnectSafely Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 -20,000
Page SUM 310,102

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 46,500
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Action Ministries Inc GA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Administrators of The Tulane Educational Fund LA Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
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 4,000
Ability Experience NC Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
18 Reasons CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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 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 300
A Home Within, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -750
Page SUM 515,550

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 14,000
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
United Service Organizations Inc United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2019 300
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Friends of Bulungula Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Future Talent of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
University of Minnesota Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Girls Who Code, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Village Harvest Corporation United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Weaving Earth United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
GRID Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 625,000
Hands On Orlando Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 14,000
William C. Overfelt High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Hopewell Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hunger at Home United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 821,500

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13280 records found.