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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for Youth Wellness San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Chinese American International School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Claremont McKenna College N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
St. Catherine of Siena Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Stephen J. Wampler Foundation, Inc. N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sunshine Gardens Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500,000
The Gubbio Project, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Edgewood High School Alumni Association Inc N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Tor Project Inc. N/A WA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 1,916,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for Youth Wellness San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Chinese American International School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Claremont McKenna College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
St. Catherine of Siena Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Stephen J. Wampler Foundation, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sunshine Gardens Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
CuriOdyssey San Mateo Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500,000
The Gubbio Project, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Edgewood High School Alumni Association Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Tor Project Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 1,916,450

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
SLS CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
South Yuba River Citizens League CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Bulamu International CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Stanford Health Care 227 CA Health Donor Advised 2019 750
Cancer Commons CA Health Donor Advised 2019 310,000
Castlemans Awareness & Research Effort CA Health Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Center for Responsible Travel DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 44,900
Christianity Today International IL Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Coastside Adult Day Health Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Commonwealth Club of California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community School of Music and Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois IL Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Consumer Reports Inc. NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Crisis Call Center NV Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Teach For All Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 24,300
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 1,499,350

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California Trout United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for Youth Wellness United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Chinese American International School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Claremont McKenna College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
St. Catherine of Siena Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Stephen J. Wampler Foundation, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sunshine Gardens Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
East Bay Community Law Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500,000
The Gubbio Project, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Edgewood High School Alumni Association Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,925,700

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13280 records found.