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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
La Jolla Music Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Learning Accelerator N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 29,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
All Hands and Hearts Smart Response Inc N/A MA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 200
Love Light and Melody A Not Forprofit Corporation N/A CO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Maram Foundation N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mission Asset Fund San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Animal Equality N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Nantucket Historical Association N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Domestic Violence Hotline N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Venture Fund N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Notre Dame Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Olive Crest N/A CA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 600
Our Lady of the Isle N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Page SUM 686,650

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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 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
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
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Dress for Success San Francisco Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 300
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 117,250

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Action Ministries Inc GA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Administrators of The Tulane Educational Fund LA Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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
Active Minds Inc DC Health Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Achungo Community Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Abolitionist Law Center PA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,300
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 15,000
Page SUM 1,973,550

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
La Jolla Music Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Learning Accelerator United States Education Donor Advised 2019 29,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
All Hands and Hearts Smart Response Inc United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 200
Love Light and Melody A Not Forprofit Corporation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Maram Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mission Asset Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Morrissey-Compton Educational Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Animal Equality United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Nantucket Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Domestic Violence Hotline United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Notre Dame Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Olive Crest United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 600
Our Lady of the Isle United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Page SUM 686,650

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13280 records found.