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, and corporate 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)
Children Incorporated N/A VA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,500
Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame Inc San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
College and Community Fellowship, Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 165,103
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Compass High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Delta Upsilon Educational Foundation, Inc. N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2019 16,000
Dream Project Inc N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project N/A WA United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 410,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Orphan Secure N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Far Away Destination Inc. Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Paws Up for Veterans N/A NV United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
African American Community Service Agency Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 4,526,403

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 110,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 80,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
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
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Doris Dillon School in Cambodia Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 448,200

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Abrazos & Books CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Abundant Grace Coastside Worker CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Academir Charter School Preparatory FL Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Ace Mentor Program of America Inc TX Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Academy for Eating Disorders VA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 110,650

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Chalkbeat, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Children Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,500
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 111,327
The SAMFund United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
College and Community Fellowship, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 165,103
The Voter Participation Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 610,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Compass High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -17
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Delta Upsilon Educational Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 16,000
Dream Project Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Northwest Immigrant Rights Project United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 410,000
Ohana Foundation for Technical Development United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Utah Film Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 17,500
Page SUM 2,167,313

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