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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 14,000
New America Foundation N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
No Immigrants No Spice Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Bethlehem Inn N/A OR United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
United We Dream Network, Inc. N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Oberlin College N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Operation Helmet Incorporated N/A TX United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
BrightFocus Foundation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
California Crosspoint High School Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Family Service San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 1,731,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 301,522

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Abundant Grace Coastside Worker CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health 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 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 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 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 25,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2019 115,000
Page SUM 348,700

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 14,000
New America Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
No Immigrants No Spice United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Bethlehem Inn United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
United We Dream Network, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Oberlin College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Operation Helmet Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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
University of Washington Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Pacifica Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
BrightFocus Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
California Crosspoint High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 1,731,700

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13280 records found.