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)
National Council on Severe Autism Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 750
New Story, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Oil Change International N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Ought Inc. San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Pear Avenue Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 197,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole N/A WY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Aldea- The People's Justice Center N/A PA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 115,000
American Association of University Women N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 -2,500
Project Drawdown Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,750
Puente de la Costa Sur San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat Al-Salam N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Page SUM 703,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,775
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 300
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Dress for Success San Francisco Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 300
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
Page SUM 125,475

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Active Minds Inc DC Health Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Accountability Counsel CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 28,500
Acumen Fund, Inc. NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ace & TJ's Grin Kids Inc NC Other Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Achievement First Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. NY Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Achievement First Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 2,714,250

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
National Council on Severe Autism United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 750
New Story, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Northwestern University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Oil Change International United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Ought Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Pear Avenue Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 197,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Aldea- The People's Justice Center United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 115,000
American Association of University Women United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 -2,500
Project Drawdown United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,750
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat Al-Salam United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Rebuilding Together Silicon Valley United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Page SUM 703,750

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13280 records found.