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)
Fractured Atlas Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Friends of the River Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
George Mark Children's Fund Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Global Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 30,000
The Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation N/A OH United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 4,000
The International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Grandmas House of Hope N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Primary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 41,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
HEAL Project San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 250
Thorne Ecological Institute N/A CO United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 7,000
Trout Unlimited, Inc. N/A WV United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Human Investment Project Inc San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Immigrant Justice Corps Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 270,000
Institute for Nonprofit News N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
United Service Organizations Inc N/A DC United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 569,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 71,500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Page SUM 379,250

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
350 Silicon Valley CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
826 Valencia CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
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 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 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 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 Precious Child Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
AAUW Florida Supporting Foundation Inc FL Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 244,200

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fractured Atlas Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Friends of the River Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sustainable Economies Law Center United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
George Mark Children's Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Global Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 30,000
The Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 4,000
The International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Grandmas House of Hope United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Primary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 41,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
HEAL Project United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Holbrook-Palmer Recreation Park Foundation United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 250
Thorne Ecological Institute United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 7,000
Trout Unlimited, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Human Investment Project Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Immigrant Justice Corps Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 270,000
Institute for Nonprofit News United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
United Service Organizations Inc United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 569,850

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13280 records found.