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 Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
ShadeTree Multicultural Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Society of Women Engineers Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 300
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 300
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Dash Sports Education Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
El Dorado Musical Theatre N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,775
A New Way of Life Reentry Project N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
The Primary School - East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,200
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Equal Rights Advocates, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
First United Methodist Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 14,000
Page SUM 782,225

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Embarcadero Institute Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Emmaus Inn Ministries Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Enneagram Prison Project Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Elevate Tutoring Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 350
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 2,305,600

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Aurora Theatre Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Southern California Streets Initiative CA Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 25,000
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
California Poets in the School CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 9,000
CatchLight CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Coastside Hope CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Commonwealth Club of California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
The Bridge Restoration Ministry CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,400
The Peach Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 600
Page SUM 596,800

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Aroostook County Action Program, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 149,550
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ashland Community Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Appalshop Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
AmericaShare USA Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Animal Assisted Happiness, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Animals Asia Foundation Limited United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Appeal of Conscience Foundation United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
American Studies Assn United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Amherst College Trustees United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 62,000
Animal Charity Evaluators United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Animals Australia Federation Australia Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 48,324
American Prairie Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Appling County Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
American University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Amherst College Trustees United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 494,774

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