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)
Elements of Education Partners N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 25,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Truckee River Watershed Council N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
FJC N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops N/A DC United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Friends of Kids with Cancer Inc N/A MO United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill N/A NC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Urban Habitat Program Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 500
Give2Asia Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 57,500
Vinebranch Inc. N/A IL United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
WeHOPE Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Grow Dat Youth Farm N/A LA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Harlem Children's Zone Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. N/A MD United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Hillel the Foundation for Jewish Campus Life N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Hospital for Special Surgery Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,922,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 400
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Daughters of Zion Ministries Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 500
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 131,100

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Accion Latina CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
AchieveKids CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 18,945
Acres, Inc. IN Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Accountability Counsel CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Accountability Counsel CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 28,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 215,745

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Elements of Education Partners United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Unity Care Group United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 25,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Truckee River Watershed Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
FJC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Friends of Kids with Cancer Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Urban Habitat Program United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 500
Give2Asia United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 57,500
Vinebranch Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Grow Dat Youth Farm United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Harlem Children's Zone Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
William Marsh Rice University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Hillel the Foundation for Jewish Campus Life United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Hospital for Special Surgery Fund, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,922,000

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13280 records found.