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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Resonate Church Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,400
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland & Northwest N/A IL United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Safe & Sound San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,500
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Californians Against Waste Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance N/A UT United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Climate Central, Inc. N/A NJ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,032,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 97,646
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000
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
Page SUM 1,651,933

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Resonate Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,400
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland & Northwest N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Safe & Sound San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 6,500
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Californians Against Waste Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Climate Central, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,032,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 97,646
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000
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
Page SUM 1,651,933

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Center for Global Development DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Tahirih Justice Center VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Charter Fund Inc CO Education Donor Advised 2019 8,900
Chinese Christian Herald Crusades Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Clean Air Task Force Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Congregation Kol Emeth CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,452
Court Watch NOLA LA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 300
The Good Tidings Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Dance Downtown La Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
All India Movement Aim for Seva Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
There With Care of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Trace Media, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Page SUM 226,702

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Belmont-Redwood Shores Public School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Resonate Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,400
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland & Northwest United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Safe & Sound United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Friends School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,500
California Academy of Sciences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Californians Against Waste Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Climate Central, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,032,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 97,646
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Congregation Etz Chayim United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Stichting Alternatives 4 Children Netherlands General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 16,587
Page SUM 1,651,933

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13280 records found.