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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 125,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Anthony Indian School Inc. N/A NM United States Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Stanford Jewish Center Inc Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Sunnyvale Community Players Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
CorpsAfrica N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 -10,000
Taking Out Toxo N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Culture and Art Society of Ethiopia N/A Ethiopia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 282,290
DigDeep Right to Water Project N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 125,000
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,200
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Theater Mu Incorporated N/A MN United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Environmental Grantmakers Association N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,766
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Trustees of the Smith College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2019 125,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Anthony Indian School Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Stanford Jewish Center Inc Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Sunnyvale Community Players Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
CorpsAfrica N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 -10,000
Taking Out Toxo N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Culture and Art Society of Ethiopia N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 282,290
DigDeep Right to Water Project N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 125,000
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,200
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Theater Mu Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Environmental Grantmakers Association N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,766
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Trustees of the Smith College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Community College of Rhode Island Foundation RI Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community Success Initiative Inc NC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 270,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Denison University OH Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Primary School - East Palo Alto CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -4,014
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Ecosource Sustainable Initiatives IN International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,010
Unitarian Universalist Association MA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Enterprise for Youth CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Eye to Eye, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Unity Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,400
University of Illinois Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 600
Upward Roots Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 827,396

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula Family Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
People's Artist M. Nazaraliev Cultural and Educational Publi Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 16,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Policing Equity United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
African People & Wildlife Fund Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 15,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Abrazos & Books United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
RAND Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Revere High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,500
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Association for the Protection of Altai Cultural Heritage Mongolia Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Rotaplast International, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Salk Institute for Biological Studies United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Battery Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Berkwood School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Page SUM 340,300

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