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)
American University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Performing Arts Workshop Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Atlantic Womens Charitable Organization Inc N/A NJ United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Pomona College N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Preventive Medicine Research Institute Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Bay Area Discovery Museum Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 23,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 25,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 176,429
Rhode Island School of Design N/A RI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
San Francisco Sailing Science Center, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 14,650
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Scholarship America Inc N/A MN United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 68,000
Page SUM 12,663,829

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
ConnectSafely Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
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
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,720
Page SUM 330,170

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Act Inc IA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Abrazos & Books CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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 500
A Home Within, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -750
A Wider Bridge CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
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
A Wish With Wings, Inc. TX Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 211,100

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Performing Arts Workshop Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Art of Yoga Project United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Atlantic Womens Charitable Organization Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Pomona College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Preventive Medicine Research Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Bay Area Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 23,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 25,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 176,429
Rhode Island School of Design United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
San Francisco Sailing Science Center, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 14,650
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Scholarship America Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 68,000
Page SUM 12,663,829

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13280 records found.