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)
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Trace Media, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Faith in Action Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
First Congregational Church Nursery School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation N/A DC United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Forward Justice N/A NC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign N/A IL United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 180,000
Girls Incorporated N/A NY United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 150,000
Upaya Social Ventures N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Vida Verde Nature Education San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 6,371
Greenfield Project N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
WildAid, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International, Inc. N/A WY United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Henry M Paulson Jr Institute N/A IL United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Honey Foundation N/A AZ United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,630,871

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 22,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 294,950

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
10,000 Degrees CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
42nd Street Moon CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
826LA CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
A Public Space Literary Projects Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
AAUW of Oregon Special Projects Fund OR Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
10,000 Degrees CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
42nd Street Moon CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
88bikes WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
A Reaching Hand CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
AAUW-Wa Special Projects Fund WA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
100 Black Men of Atlanta Inc GA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 46,000
4word TX Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 221,700

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Trace Media, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Faith in Action Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
First Congregational Church Nursery School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Forward Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 180,000
Girls Incorporated United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 150,000
Upaya Social Ventures United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 6,371
Greenfield Project United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
WildAid, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Henry M Paulson Jr Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Honey Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,630,871

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13280 records found.