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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. Grant amounts shown as negative numbers represent adjustments to prior years’ grants.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 28,500
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Sequoia High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Canton Church Restoration, Inc. N/A MT United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Centers for Spiritual Living N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Choose Love Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Climate Mobilization Coalition Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Common Cause Education Fund N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Community Legal Services Inc. N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 236,370
Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Stichting North Star Alliance N/A Netherlands Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Surge Institute N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Alliance on Aging Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 848,120

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13280 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 28,500
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Sequoia High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Canton Church Restoration, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Centers for Spiritual Living N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Choose Love Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Climate Mobilization Coalition Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Common Cause Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Community Legal Services Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 236,370
Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Stichting North Star Alliance N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Surge Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Alliance on Aging Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 848,120

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Fugees Family Inc OH Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
We Care Solar CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Wildlife Conservation Society NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 56,250
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Greenlining Institute CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Hamilton Families CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 5,472,275

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 28,500
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Sequoia High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Canton Church Restoration, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Centers for Spiritual Living United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Choose Love Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Climate Mobilization Coalition Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Common Cause Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Community Legal Services Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 236,370
Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Stichting North Star Alliance Netherlands Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Surge Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Alliance on Aging Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 848,120

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13280 records found.