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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Kiss the Ground N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Maine Behavioral Healthcare N/A ME United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Promise Inc N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,800
Millennium School of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Moonlight Community Foundation N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Aroostook County Action Program, Inc. N/A ME United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 65,185
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 6,000
National Congress of Parents and Teachers N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 150,000
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Better Markets Inc N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
New Israel Fund San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Page SUM 3,604,535

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 21,400
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Curriki Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 164,600
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 170,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Copper's Dream Rescue Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 1,670,050

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,300
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,080
Achungo Community Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Abolitionist Law Center PA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 685,380

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Kiss the Ground United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
League of Conservation Voters Education Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Maine Behavioral Healthcare United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Promise Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,800
Millennium School of San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Moonlight Community Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Aroostook County Action Program, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 65,185
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 6,000
National Congress of Parents and Teachers United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 150,000
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Better Markets Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
New Israel Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Page SUM 3,604,535

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13280 records found.