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)
StandUp for Kids Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Kitsap Sexual Assault Center N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Tahirih Justice Center N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St Marys Center Alameda CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,200
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Center for the Collaborative Classroom Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Shalom Hartman Institute of North America N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The York School N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Ethiopia Health Aid Inc N/A CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc N/A NC United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Foundation for Sustainable Rule of Law Initiatives San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Page SUM 467,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
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
Page SUM 98,672

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 46,500
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
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
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 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 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 500
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 214,300

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
StandUp for Kids United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Kitsap Sexual Assault Center United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Tahirih Justice Center United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Canine Companions for Independence United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St Marys Center United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,200
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Center for the Collaborative Classroom United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Shalom Hartman Institute of North America United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The York School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Ethiopia Health Aid Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Foundation for Sustainable Rule of Law Initiatives United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Page SUM 467,850

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13280 records found.