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)
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. N/A AL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Broadwater School and Community Library N/A MT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Lean Lab N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
California Immigrant Policy Center N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Mannakin Theater and Dance San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Ministry of Kordada Inc. N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Council on Teacher Quality N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
New Sun Rising N/A PA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,121,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
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
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
Page SUM 104,322

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Acres, Inc. IN Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,312
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
ACCION International MA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 90,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
350 Silicon Valley CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
826 Valencia CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
A New Way of Life Reentry Project CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
418 Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
A Place Called Home CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 682,762

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Friendship Circle United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Big Oak Ranch, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
La Cocina Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Broadwater School and Community Library United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Lean Lab United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
California Immigrant Policy Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Lost Paws Rescue of Texas United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Mannakin Theater and Dance United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Ministry of Kordada Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Council on Teacher Quality United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
New Sun Rising United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,121,750

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13280 records found.