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)
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Silent Bot Deadly STEM Education Inc N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 -130,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Southern Oregon University Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for the Collaborative Classroom Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Charles River Conservancy Inc N/A MA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Children's Shelter of Hope Foundation N/A CO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Civil Rights Corps N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
St. Augustine's Episcopal Chapel N/A TN United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 18,000
ColorOfChange.org Education Fund, Inc. Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 600,000
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Costanoan Indian Research Inc N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Teach For All Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
The Bay School of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 5,218,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ConnectSafely Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,800
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,720
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 7,200
Comunidad Para Baja California Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Congregation Emek Beracha Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Contemporary Asian Theater Scene Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,452
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Congregation Sinai of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 106,672

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ace & TJ's Grin Kids Inc NC Other Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Achievement First Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
AAUW of Oregon Special Projects Fund OR Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
10,000 Degrees CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
42nd Street Moon CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
88bikes WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
A Public Space Literary Projects Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
AAUW-Wa Special Projects Fund WA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
100 Black Men of Atlanta Inc GA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 46,000
4word TX Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
A Breeze of Hope Foundation PA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
A Reaching Hand CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
A Safe Place, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 -2,500
ABC House Inc OR Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 11,000
Page SUM 478,750

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Silent Bot Deadly STEM Education Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 -130,000
Canine Companions for Independence United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Southern Oregon University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for the Collaborative Classroom United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Charles River Conservancy Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Children's Shelter of Hope Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Civil Rights Corps United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
St. Augustine's Episcopal Chapel United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 18,000
ColorOfChange.org Education Fund, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 600,000
StarVista United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Costanoan Indian Research Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Teach For All Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
The Bay School of San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 5,218,700

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13280 records found.