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, and corporate 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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Surge Institute N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 750
Dolphin Research Center Inc. N/A FL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 80,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Education Trust Inc Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Trace Media, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Faith in Action Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
First Congregational Church Nursery School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation N/A DC United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
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 250,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 885,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
City of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 10,000
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 65,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
City Year, Inc. Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 57,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Christ Community Church of Milpitas Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Christian Church of Los Gatos Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Churchill Club Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 242,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
2430 Arts Alliance CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,750
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
A New Way of Life Reentry Project CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
A Womans Work Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
350 Silicon Valley CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
826 Valencia CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
A New Way of Life Reentry Project CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
418 Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
A Place Called Home CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
10 Books A Home CA Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
418 Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 932,950

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Surge Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Health Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2019 750
Dolphin Research Center Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 80,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Education Trust Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Trace Media, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Faith in Action Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
First Congregational Church Nursery School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Forward Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 885,500

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13280 records found.