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)
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Care Assurance System for the Aging and Homebound Casa of Ma N/A AL United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
Chiefs for Change N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Coastside Hope San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 215
St. James N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Achieve Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 375,000
Street Level Health Project Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Service Society of New York N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,591
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Chiefs for Change N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Coastside Hope San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. James Infirmary San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 1,140,256

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 400
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
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Dress for Success San Francisco Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 300
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Daughters of Zion Ministries Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 500
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 117,050

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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 300
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
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 1,500
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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 60,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 660,600

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Care Assurance System for the Aging and Homebound Casa of Ma United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. United States Education Committee Advised 2019 40,000
A Network for Grateful Living, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Chiefs for Change United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Coastside Hope United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Commonwealth Club of California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 215
St. James United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Street Level Health Project United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Service Society of New York United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,591
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Chiefs for Change United States Education Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Coastside Hope United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Commonwealth Club of California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 746,756

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13280 records found.