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 descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign N/A IL United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 180,000
Girls Incorporated N/A NY United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 150,000
Upaya Social Ventures N/A WA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Vida Verde Nature Education San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 6,371
Greenfield Project N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Washington University N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
WildAid, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International, Inc. N/A WY United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Henry M Paulson Jr Institute N/A IL United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Honey Foundation N/A AZ United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woodside High School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Yellowstone Club Community Foundation N/A MT United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Society of the United States N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 375,000
Indian Cultural Organization N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
International Documentary Association Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Jakara Movement N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,873,871

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,720
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
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
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
Page SUM 301,522

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Abundant Grace Coastside Worker CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
A Wider Bridge CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
1M1B Foundation NV Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 300
A Home Within, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -750
A Wish With Wings, Inc. TX Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
2041 Foundation Incorporated CA Environment Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,100
A Network for Grateful Living, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
A Woman's Nation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 1,758,150

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Forward Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 180,000
Girls Incorporated United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 150,000
Upaya Social Ventures United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 6,371
Greenfield Project United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Washington University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
WildAid, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Habitat for Humanity International, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Henry M Paulson Jr Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Honey Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woodside High School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Yellowstone Club Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Society of the United States United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 375,000
Indian Cultural Organization United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Zen Heart Sangha, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
International Documentary Association Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Jakara Movement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 2,130,371

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13280 records found.