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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
The Praxis Project, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 16,747
Thorn N/A NY United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
First Presbyterian Church of Mountain View Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
United Religions San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 600
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of Miami N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,600
Upward Scholars Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Girls Who Code, Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,696
Gold Coast Chamber Players Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
We Care Solar Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
GRID Alternatives Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Page SUM 6,676,770

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 874
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,100
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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 Donor Advised 2019 57,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 143,524

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
2041 Foundation Incorporated CA Environment Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,100
A Network for Grateful Living, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
A Wish With Wings, Inc. TX Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 110,000
2430 Arts Alliance CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 27,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,775
A New Day Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 34,500
A Woman's Nation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2019 115,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
2430 Arts Alliance CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,750
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
A New Way of Life Reentry Project CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
A Womans Work Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 846,625

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12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Praxis Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 16,747
Thorn United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Tri-Valley Haven for Women United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
First Presbyterian Church of Mountain View United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
United Religions United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 600
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Committee Advised 2019 727
Future Talent of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of Miami United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,600
Upward Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Girls Who Code, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,696
Gold Coast Chamber Players United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
We Care Solar United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
GRID Alternatives United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Page SUM 6,676,770

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13280 records found.