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 descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Justice In Motion, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Kuumbwa Jazz Society N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund N/A CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 75,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and Western North Carolina N/A NC United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mills High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,333
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated N/A MA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Moms Inc N/A IL United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Northern Virginia Family Service N/A VA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Oglala Sioux Tribe N/A SD United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Organ Alliance Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Paul Quinn College N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 1,552,583

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 22,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 9,500
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 25,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
City of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 10,000
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 65,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
City Year, Inc. Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 57,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 251,150

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
10,000 Degrees CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
42nd Street Moon CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
826LA CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
A Public Space Literary Projects Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
AAUW of Oregon Special Projects Fund OR Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
10,000 Degrees CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
42nd Street Moon CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
88bikes WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
A Reaching Hand CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
AAUW-Wa Special Projects Fund WA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
100 Black Men of Atlanta Inc GA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 46,000
4word TX Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
A Breeze of Hope Foundation PA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
A Safe Place, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 -2,500
ABC House Inc OR Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 11,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
50Can Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Page SUM 333,700

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Justice In Motion, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Kuumbwa Jazz Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
League of Women Voters of California Education Fund United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 75,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Los Altos Rotary Endowment Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central and Western North Carolina United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mills High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Morgan Autism Center United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,333
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Moms Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Northern Virginia Family Service United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Oglala Sioux Tribe United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Organ Alliance Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Paul Quinn College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 1,552,583

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13280 records found.