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)
IsraAID US Inc Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Jewish National Fund -Keren Kayemeth Leisrael- Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
JustFix, Inc. N/A NY United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Kiss the Ground N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Los Altos Library Endowment Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
MAITRI Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 24,000
McKenzie River Gathering Foundation N/A OR United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mills College Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Moonshot Edventures N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
National Congress of Parents and Teachers N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
New Israel Fund N/A ME United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Northern California Counties Time Bank N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Odyssey School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 301,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 672,199
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 21,400
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 164,600
Curriki Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 2,202,249

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Abolitionist Law Center PA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,300
Achungo Community Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 300
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 46,500
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Abrazos & Books CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 256,650

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Solar Richmond United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Center for American Progress United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
CGRS California, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
School of Arts and Culture at MHP United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
SHE-CAN Global Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Camp Dudley Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Carnegie Institution of Washington United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
Soles 4 Souls United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for American Progress United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Chabad at UCSB United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Child Mind Institute Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Church World Service Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Code.org United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Community Education Partnerships United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community Success Initiative Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 270,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 3,647,350

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