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)
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
United Way Worldwide N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,678
University of Cincinnati Foundation N/A OH United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Full Circle Fund Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Washington N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Global Impact STEM Academy N/A OH United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Greater Lowell Family YMCA N/A MA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Wait List Zero N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Womens Society of Cyberjutsu N/A VA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 830
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Homeless Garden Project N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Youth Leadership Institute San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Impact on Education N/A CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 4,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 366,102

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 Network for Grateful Living, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
A Wish With Wings, Inc. TX Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
2041 Foundation Incorporated CA Environment Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,100
A New Day Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 34,500
A Woman's Nation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2019 115,000
Page SUM 516,150

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,678
University of Cincinnati Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Full Circle Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Washington United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Global Impact STEM Academy United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Greater Lowell Family YMCA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Wait List Zero United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Womens Society of Cyberjutsu United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 830
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Homeless Garden Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Youth Leadership Institute United States Youth Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Impact on Education United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 4,500
Page SUM 389,408

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13280 records found.