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)
The Institute for Middle East Understanding N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
The Praxis Project, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
Thorn N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
United Religions San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Future Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of Miami N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Girls To Women San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
God's Company N/A TX United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 1,205,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Page SUM 292,302

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
AchieveKids CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 18,945
Acres, Inc. IN Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Accion Latina CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
A Place Called Home CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
418 Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
A Place to Turn Inc MA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
10 Thousand Windows, Inc. TN Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
418 Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
A Precious Child Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
AAUW Florida Supporting Foundation Inc FL Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 239,695

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Institute for Middle East Understanding United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
The Praxis Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
Thorn United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Triton Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
United Religions United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Future Project, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of Miami United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Girls To Women United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
God's Company United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 1,205,500

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13280 records found.