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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Praxis Project, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 16,747
Thorn N/A NY United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
First Presbyterian Church of Mountain View Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
United Religions San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 600
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of Miami N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,600
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Girls Who Code, Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,696
Gold Coast Chamber Players Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
We Care Solar Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Accion Latina San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Page SUM 6,627,070

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ConnectSafely Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
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
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,720
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
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
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 192,970

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 200
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
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
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 19,000
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
Page SUM 199,000

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Praxis Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 16,747
Thorn United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Tri-Valley Haven for Women United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
First Presbyterian Church of Mountain View United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
United Religions United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 600
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Future Talent of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of Miami United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,600
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Girls Who Code, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,696
Gold Coast Chamber Players United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
We Care Solar United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Accion Latina United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
GRID Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Page SUM 6,627,070

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13280 records found.