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)
OneWorld Health N/A SC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 14,500
The Radiosurgery Society San Mateo CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Paul Church San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Care for Wild N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Summit Land Conservancy N/A UT United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Quicksilver Swimming Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
SquashBusters, Inc. N/A MA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
College and Community Fellowship, Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 165,103
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA San Mateo CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Pescadero Elementary and Middle San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Americans for Immigrant Justice N/A FL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 140,000
Page SUM 411,603

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Dress for Success San Francisco Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 300
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
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
Doris Dillon School in Cambodia Santa Clara International Development 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
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 122,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Action Ministries Inc GA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Administrators of The Tulane Educational Fund LA Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Act Inc IA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Active Minds Inc DC Health Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Abrazos & Books CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Acumen Fund, Inc. NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Abundant Grace Coastside Worker CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Academir Charter School Preparatory FL Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 1,883,500

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
OneWorld Health United States Health Donor Advised 2019 14,500
The Radiosurgery Society United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Paul Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Care for Wild United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Summit Land Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Quicksilver Swimming United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
SquashBusters, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 400
College and Community Fellowship, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 165,103
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
Pescadero Elementary and Middle United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Americans for Immigrant Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 140,000
Page SUM 411,603

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13280 records found.