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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
La Cocina Inc. San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Leap Arts in Education San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Maplight Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Appeal of Conscience Foundation N/A NY United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Minnesota Public Radio N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Morris Animal Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Asset Education N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
National Day Laborer Organizing Network N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Norwich Bully-Busters N/A CT United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Okizu Foundation Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Our LA N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pandemonium Aviaries Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 350
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,087
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 392,137

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Page SUM 104,322

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 46,500
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
A Home Within, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -1,500
A Shot for Life Incorporated MA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Ability Experience NC Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
18 Reasons CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
826 Valencia CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
A Home Within, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -750
A Walk on Water Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 19,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
1951 Coffee Company CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 300
A Home Within, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -750
Page SUM 1,815,550

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
La Cocina Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Leap Arts in Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Maplight United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Appeal of Conscience Foundation United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Minnesota Public Radio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Morris Animal Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Asset Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
National Day Laborer Organizing Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Norwich Bully-Busters United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Okizu Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Our LA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Pandemonium Aviaries United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 350
PEF Israel Endowment Funds, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,087
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 392,137

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13280 records found.