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 descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 44,500
Israel Venture Network Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Jewish Women's Theatre N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Justice In Motion, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Kuumbwa Jazz Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund N/A CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 75,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 300
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and Western North Carolina N/A NC United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mills High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,333
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 800
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated N/A MA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Moms Inc N/A IL United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 1,260,683

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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 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
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Contemporary Asian Theater Scene Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,452
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
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
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
Page SUM 351,902

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
A Place to Turn Inc MA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
10 Thousand Windows, Inc. TN Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
42nd Street Moon CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
826LA CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
A Precious Child Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
AAUW Florida Supporting Foundation Inc FL Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
10,000 Degrees CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
42nd Street Moon CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
88bikes WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
A Public Space Literary Projects Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
AAUW of Oregon Special Projects Fund OR Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
10,000 Degrees CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
100 Black Men of Atlanta Inc GA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 46,000
4word TX Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
A Breeze of Hope Foundation PA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 212,450

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 44,500
Israel Venture Network United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Jewish Women's Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Justice In Motion, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Kuumbwa Jazz Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 75,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 300
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and Western North Carolina United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mills High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Morgan Autism Center United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,333
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 800
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Moms Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 1,260,683

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13280 records found.