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)
FOTC - SF Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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
Girls Incorporated of San Diego County N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
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
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
GreenLight Fund Inc N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Habitat for Humanity of Durham Inc N/A NC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Northern Virginia Family Service N/A VA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Oglala Sioux Tribe N/A SD United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Heritage Foundation N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Hoops4Life Inc N/A CT United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Organ Alliance Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Indian Law Resource Center N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Paul Quinn College N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 517,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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 Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 71,500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 409,550

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
5P Society CA Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
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 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 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
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 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 Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 42,700

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
FOTC - SF Bay Area United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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
Girls Incorporated of San Diego County United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
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
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
GreenLight Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Habitat for Humanity of Durham Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Northern Virginia Family Service United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Oglala Sioux Tribe United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Heritage Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Hoops4Life Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Organ Alliance Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Society of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Indian Law Resource Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Paul Quinn College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 517,450

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13280 records found.