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)
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Dolphin Research Center Inc. N/A FL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 80,000
Redwood City Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
AI4ALL Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Education Trust Inc Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Kiva Microfunds San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 410
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400
Faith in Action Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
First Congregational Church Nursery School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Maria Urban Ministry Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Dolphin Research Center Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 80,000
Redwood City Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
AI4ALL Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Education Trust Inc Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Kiva Microfunds San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2019 410
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400
Faith in Action Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
First Congregational Church Nursery School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 400
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Maria Urban Ministry Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 301,435

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Think Beyond Plastic Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Magical Bridge Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
UC Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
MAZON, Inc. A Jewish Response to Hunger DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Mills College CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Morgan Autism Center CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Veterans of Foreign Wars Foundation KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Washington University MO Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
NAMI San Mateo County CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
National Geographic Society DC Education Donor Advised 2019 250
WildAid, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Woodside High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 6,500
New York Fellowship, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2019 425
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Zohar Dance Company CA Education Donor Advised 2019 4,500
Page SUM 1,890,825

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Dolphin Research Center Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 80,000
Redwood City Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
AI4ALL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Education Trust Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Kiva Microfunds United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 410
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400
Faith in Action Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
First Congregational Church Nursery School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
San Jose Downtown Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Maria Urban Ministry United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 301,435

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13280 records found.