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)
Jewish Family Service of San Diego N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Junipero Serra High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,250
KIPP Excelencia Community Preparatory San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Los Altos Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Magic Theatre Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750
Mavericks Coastside Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Monterey Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 30,000
My New Red Shoes San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 6,500
National Wildlife Federation N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
North Star Academy Parents Club San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
ODC San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
A Woman's Nation N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Oregon League of Conservation Voters Education Fund N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Palo Alto Humane Society Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 244,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Eaton Parent Teacher Organization Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 -100
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 110,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 80,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,775
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 399,725

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Al Otro Lado Inc CA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Alianza Americas CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Adopt A Family Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
African Leadership Foundation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Agapao Inc GA International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Alameda County Health Care Services Agency CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Aligarh Education Endowment Fund Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Adopt A Family Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
ACLU of Montana Foundation Inc MT Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Access Institute for Psychological Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Achieve Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 375,000
Acres, Inc. IN Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,312
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
ACCION International MA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
Page SUM 836,562

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Jewish Family Service of San Diego United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Junipero Serra High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,250
KIPP Excelencia Community Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Los Altos Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Magic Theatre Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 750
Mavericks Coastside Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Monterey Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 30,000
My New Red Shoes United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2019 6,500
National Wildlife Federation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
North Star Academy Parents Club United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
ODC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
A Woman's Nation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Oregon League of Conservation Voters Education Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Palo Alto Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 244,000

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13280 records found.