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)
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
The Park City Foundation N/A UT United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 20,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
EducationSuperHighway San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Sonoma CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Think of Us N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Translators Without Borders-Us Inc N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
First Force N/A OR United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 16,800
UC Santa Barbara Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Foundation for a College Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 90,000
University of Arizona Foundation N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Girls Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Video Volunteers N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Greenlining Institute Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Hadassah The Womens Zionist Organization of America N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Page SUM 644,227

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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 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
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,100
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 71,500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 22,000
Page SUM 128,798

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
A Safe Place, Inc. MA 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 Safe Place, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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 Sanctuary for Military Families Inc CO Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
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
A Shot for Life Incorporated MA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 67,700

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12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Committee Advised 2019 727
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
The Park City Foundation United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 20,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
EducationSuperHighway United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Think of Us United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Translators Without Borders-Us Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
First Force United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 16,800
UC Santa Barbara Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Foundation for a College Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 90,000
University of Arizona Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Girls Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Uplift Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Video Volunteers United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Greenlining Institute United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Hadassah The Womens Zionist Organization of America United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Page SUM 644,227

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13280 records found.