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)
Digital Promise Global N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Nantucket Historical Association N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National District Attorneys Association N/A VA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 774,994
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Child and Family Research and Training Institute San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Earthjustice San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
New Teacher Center N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
BAYMEC Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Community Center for the Arts N/A WY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Environmental Leadership Program N/A MD United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Notre Dame de Namur University San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -50,000
Oligo Nation Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Blue Endeavors Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 800,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 650,791
Page SUM 3,209,785

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 -20,000
ConnectSafely Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
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
Page SUM 325,870

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
7Element Atheletics Inc TN Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
A Safe Place, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
826 National CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
A Future for Every Child CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
A Sanctuary for Military Families Inc CO Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
1000 Friends of Oregon OR Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
18 Reasons CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
826 Valencia CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 179,700

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Digital Promise Global United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Nantucket Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National District Attorneys Association United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 774,994
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Child and Family Research and Training Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Earthjustice United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
New Teacher Center United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
BAYMEC Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Code for America Labs United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Community Center for the Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Environmental Leadership Program United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Notre Dame de Namur University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -50,000
Oligo Nation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Blue Endeavors United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 800,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 650,791
Page SUM 3,209,785

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13280 records found.