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)
Capoeira Arts Foundation Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley N/A TX United States Other Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
StoryCorps, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Community Resources for Science Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Connect Community Charter School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Spartan Foundation Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Team Esface Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Court Watch NOLA N/A LA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Dorothy and Charles Mosesian Center for the Arts N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
The UC Davis Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Eisenhower Medical Center N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Third Sector New England, Inc. N/A MA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Page SUM 1,848,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Brown University of Providence N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Community Christian Alternative Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Aroostook County Action Program, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 65,185
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 6,000
First Place for Youth Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 450
El Colegio de Sonora N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Clemson University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Global Citizen Year Incorporated Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Achungo Community Center Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Batgap Non Profit N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Black Alliance for Just Immigration N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 478,035

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
FoodCorps, Inc. OR Food Security Donor Advised 2019 875
Contemporary Asian Theater Scene CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
French American International School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Alameda County Health Pathway Partnership CA Health Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Communities for A New California Education Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Grantmakers in Health DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,875
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
George Washington School NJ Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Southwest Initiative Foundation MN General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 15,000
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention NY Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Kappa Alpha Order Educational Foundation VA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Story Project CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Magical Bridge Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Monterey Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 15,000
McKenzie River Trust OR Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 636,225

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Brown University of Providence United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Community Christian Alternative Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Aroostook County Action Program, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 65,185
Hospital for Hope India, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 6,000
First Place for Youth United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 450
El Colegio de Sonora Mexico Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Clemson University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Global Citizen Year Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Achungo Community Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Francisco Park Conservancy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Bear Valley Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 329,335

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