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)
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Youth Focus Inc Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Impact Justice Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Jikoji Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Kodava Koota N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Amazon Conservation Team N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Documentary, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Kyle Pease Foundation Inc N/A GA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
ACLU Foundation of Southern California N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Make-A-Wish Foundation of SC Inc N/A SC United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,250
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 652,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Dress for Success San Francisco Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 300
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 400
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Daughters of Zion Ministries Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 500
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 121,900

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Ace & TJ's Grin Kids Inc NC Other Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Achievement First Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Achievement First Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,080
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 1,654,580

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Youth Focus Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Impact Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
InterCulture Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Jikoji United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Justice In Motion, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Kodava Koota United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Amazon Conservation Team United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Kyle Pease Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
ACLU Foundation of Southern California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Make-A-Wish Foundation of SC Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,250
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Los Gatos Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Art of Yoga Project United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 652,900

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13280 records found.