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)
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Institute for Market Transformation Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Intertribal Friendship House Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Los Gatos Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Make-A-Wish Foundation of SC Inc N/A SC United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,250
Meals On Wheels of the Monterey Peninsula Inc N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
At the Crossroads San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
NACA- Inspired Schools Network N/A NM United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated N/A MA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 260,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
New Orleans Junior Journalism Program N/A LA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 36,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project N/A WA United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 410,000
California Forward Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 1,389,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 400
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
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 194,250

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Abrazos & Books CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Act Inc IA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,080
Abundant Grace Coastside Worker CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Academir Charter School Preparatory FL Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
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 2,000
Page SUM 173,380

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Health Foundation Ctr for Health Program Management United States Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Cancer CAREpoint Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Smile Train, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Indian Child Resource Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,750
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St Vrain Valley Educational Foundation Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 31,028
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,675
Stanford Health Care 227 United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sunday Friends Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Tahoe Rim Trail Association United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 500
The Allen Temple Leadership Institute United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Diaper Bank of North Carolina United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 353,653

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