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 descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Unity Shoppe Inc. N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
University of Delaware N/A DE United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 104,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,500
Teachers College Columbia University N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Lawrence School PTO N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
James Whitcomb Riley Memorial Association N/A IN United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education N/A IL United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 310,000
Life Transitions Network San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Cinnamongirl Inc. Alameda CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Partners and Advocates for Remarkable Children and Adults San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 600
Okizu Foundation Marin CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,567,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 874
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,100
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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 2,500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 57,000
Page SUM 327,474

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
A New Way of Life Reentry Project CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
418 Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
A Place Called Home CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
10 Thousand Windows, Inc. TN Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
418 Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
A Place to Turn Inc MA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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 Precious Child Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
AAUW Florida Supporting Foundation Inc FL Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 610,650

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Story of Stuff Project United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Unity Shoppe Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
University of Delaware United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 104,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,500
Teachers College Columbia University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
University of Washington Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Lawrence School PTO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
James Whitcomb Riley Memorial Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 310,000
Life Transitions Network United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Art of Yoga Project United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Cinnamongirl Inc. United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Partners and Advocates for Remarkable Children and Adults United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 600
Okizu Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,567,800

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13280 records found.