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)
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 4,750
EdBuild, Inc. N/A NJ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 105,000
Environmental Progress Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Photo Patch Foundation N/A FL United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Foundation for Hearing Research Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 16,500
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Project Orbis International Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Bowdoin College N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American Heart Association, Inc. N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Redwood City Elementary School District San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 875
Hillsborough Schools Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 629,825

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Sinai of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
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
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 874
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,100
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 71,500
Page SUM 338,424

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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 Wider Bridge CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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 Wish With Wings, Inc. TX Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,000
A Woman's Nation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2019 115,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 110,000
2430 Arts Alliance CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 27,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,775
A New Day Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 34,500
A Womans Work Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 542,425

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 4,750
EdBuild, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 105,000
Environmental Progress United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Photo Patch Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Foundation for Hearing Research Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 16,500
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Project Orbis International Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Bowdoin College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm United States Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Galapagos Conservancy Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American Heart Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Redwood City Elementary School District United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 875
Hillsborough Schools Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 629,825

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13280 records found.