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)
Gordon Research Conferences N/A RI United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
GUNAA Metropolitan DFW Chapter N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Wesleyan University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Windrider Institute Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Hillsdale College N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Housing Trust Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
International School of the Peninsula Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Kilgoris Project San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 215
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Lexia Institute of Computer Applications for Learning Disabl Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 250
Logan School for Creative Learning Inc N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Lupus Foundation of America, Inc. N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 179,365

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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 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
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 300
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 750
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 123,850

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,080
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Achungo Community Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 625,780

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12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Gordon Research Conferences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
GUNAA Metropolitan DFW Chapter United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Wesleyan University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Windrider Institute Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Hillsdale College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Housing Trust Silicon Valley United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Ignatian Corporation Saint Ignatius High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
International School of the Peninsula United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Jose Valdes Math Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Kilgoris Project United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 215
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Lexia Institute of Computer Applications for Learning Disabl United States Other Donor Advised 2019 250
Logan School for Creative Learning Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Lupus Foundation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 179,365

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13280 records found.