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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Boys Town of Italy N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 600
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
California Polytechnic State University Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -2,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fundacion Igualdad Animal N/A Spain Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 199,940
Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church N/A MD United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Healthy Kids Brighter Future Incorporated N/A ME United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Life Transitions Network San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Alpine County Sheriff's Department N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Girls To Women San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
American Friends Service Committee N/A PA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education N/A IL United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 310,000
First Amendment Coalition Marin CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 1,391,090

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fundacion Igualdad Animal N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 199,940
Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Healthy Kids Brighter Future Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Life Transitions Network San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Alpine County Sheriff's Department N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Girls To Women San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
American Friends Service Committee N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education N/A Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 310,000
First Amendment Coalition Marin Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Children Now Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Mountain View Whisman School District Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 31,333
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Aroostook County Action Program, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 284,000
Page SUM 1,720,573

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Prosperity Now DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Calvary Baptist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 13,000
Community Gatepath CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,103
Bard College NY Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. FL Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,385,000
J David Gladstone Institutes CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Marin Agricultural Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Impact Justice CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Green Foothills Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 2,998,303

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fundacion Igualdad Animal Spain Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 199,940
Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Healthy Kids Brighter Future Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Life Transitions Network United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Alpine County Sheriff's Department United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Girls To Women United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
American Friends Service Committee United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 310,000
First Amendment Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Children Now United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Mountain View Whisman School District United States Education Donor Advised 2019 31,333
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Aroostook County Action Program, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 284,000
Page SUM 1,720,573

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13280 records found.