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)
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Stichting Alternatives 4 Children N/A Netherlands General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 16,587
Surfrider Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Cancer League Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 15,000
The Harmony Project N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Dogs for the Deaf, Inc. N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Townsend K-12 Schools N/A MT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Faith in Action Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,250
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Forward Justice N/A NC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Universiteit Utrecht N/A Netherlands Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
University of Gdansk N/A Poland Education Donor Advised 2019 38,250
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Stichting Alternatives 4 Children N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 16,587
Surfrider Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Cancer League Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 15,000
The Harmony Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Dogs for the Deaf, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Townsend K-12 Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Faith in Action Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,250
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Forward Justice N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Universiteit Utrecht N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
University of Gdansk N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 38,250
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Global Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Grantmakers in Health DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,875
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
International Documentary Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Jane Goodall Institute for Wildlife Research Education & Con VA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Karam Foundation NFP IL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 483
Larkin Street Youth Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Martha's Table DC Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Medic Mobile, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Metro Squash NFP IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Museum of American Heritage CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
National Building Museum DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
National Wildlife Federation VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 482,708

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Etz Chayim United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Stichting Alternatives 4 Children Netherlands General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 16,587
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Cancer League Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 15,000
The Harmony Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Dogs for the Deaf, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Townsend K-12 Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Faith in Action Bay Area United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
First Church of Christ Scientist United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,250
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Forward Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Universiteit Utrecht Netherlands Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
University of Gdansk Poland Education Donor Advised 2019 38,250
Fundacion Omar Ibargoyen Paiva Uruguay Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 737,787

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13280 records found.