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)
Wilderness Society N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Venture Fund N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Olive Crest N/A CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 600
Woodside School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 28,000
Yerba Buena High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Notre Dame Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Act Inc N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Our Lady of the Isle N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Paralyzed Veterans of America Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Zion Christian Ministries N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Atlanta Speech School Inc N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 197,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole N/A WY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 960,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Achungo Community Center Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Abrazos & Books Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 28,500
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 158,200

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Olive Crest United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 600
Woodside School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 28,000
Yerba Buena High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Notre Dame Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Act Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Our Lady of the Isle United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Paralyzed Veterans of America United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Zion Christian Ministries United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Atlanta Speech School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 197,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 960,700

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13280 records found.