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)
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Joaquin A Plus Inc. N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 37,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 400,573
Arizona Technology Council Foundation N/A AZ United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Libertys Kitchen N/A LA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sierra Health Foundation Ctr for Health Program Management N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Longevity Research Institute Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 140,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Smile Train, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Acres, Inc. N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,312
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 711,536
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Montana Land Reliance N/A MT United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Music for Minors Inc San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 2,607,621

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,720
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
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
Page SUM 98,672

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Abundant Grace Coastside Worker CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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 309,400

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Joaquin A Plus Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 37,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 400,573
Arizona Technology Council Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Libertys Kitchen United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sierra Health Foundation Ctr for Health Program Management United States Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Longevity Research Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2019 140,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Smile Train, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Acres, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,312
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center United States Health Donor Advised 2019 711,536
Michael J. Fox Foundation For Parkinson's Research United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Montana Land Reliance United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Music for Minors Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 2,607,621

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13280 records found.