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)
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated N/A MA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 65,000
PowerMyLearning Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 23,000
Pro Publica, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
New North Church Inc. San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Public Health Institute Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Rebecca Bender Initiative N/A OR United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project N/A WA United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 850
RISE Colorado N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Sacramento Region Performing Arts Alliance N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 22,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Theological Seminary N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sankara Nethralaya OM Trust Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,400
Seattle Children's Playgarden N/A WA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 2,921
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Alliance for Innovative Regulation Institute N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,300
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 46,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 65,000
PowerMyLearning Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 23,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
New North Church Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Public Health Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Rebecca Bender Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 850
RISE Colorado United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Sacramento Region Performing Arts Alliance United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 22,000
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Theological Seminary United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sankara Nethralaya OM Trust Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,400
Seattle Children's Playgarden United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 2,921
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Alliance for Innovative Regulation Institute United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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