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)
Girls Who Code, Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Village Harvest Corporation Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Weaving Earth N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 625,000
Hands On Orlando Inc N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 14,000
William C. Overfelt High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
World Animal Protection N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc N/A ID United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Hopewell Fund N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Young Life N/A AZ United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hunger at Home Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Inner-City Arts N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Village Health Works N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Weaving Earth N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 350
Hands On Suburban Chicago N/A IL United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Doris Dillon School in Cambodia Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Dress for Success San Francisco Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 300
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,500
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
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 187,850

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ace & TJ's Grin Kids Inc NC Other Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Achievement First Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Adirondack Land Trust Inc NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Action Ministries Inc GA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Administrators of The Tulane Educational Fund LA Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 1,591,700

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Girls Who Code, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Village Harvest Corporation United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Weaving Earth United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
GRID Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 625,000
Hands On Orlando Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 14,000
William C. Overfelt High School United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
World Animal Protection United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Hopewell Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Young Life United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hunger at Home United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Inner-City Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Village Health Works United States Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Weaving Earth United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
GRID Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 350
Hands On Suburban Chicago United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 939,100

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13280 records found.