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)
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church Santa Clara CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Colorado College TH N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Stanford Jazz Workshop Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600
Take the Lead Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Alliance for Climate Protection N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Cultural Survival, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 45,000
DigDeep Right to Water Project N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Foundation Schools N/A MD United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
The YWCA of Vermont, Inc. N/A VT United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 318,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,452
Contemporary Asian Theater Scene Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Congregation Sinai of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Sinai of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,100
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 9,550
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 -20,000
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
Page SUM 327,102

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 300
ACCION International MA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Acres, Inc. IN Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,312
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 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 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 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 10,000
Page SUM 574,812

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Colorado College TH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Stanford Jazz Workshop United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600
Take the Lead Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Alliance for Climate Protection United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Cultural Survival, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 45,000
DigDeep Right to Water Project United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Foundation Schools United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
The YWCA of Vermont, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 318,850

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13280 records found.