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)
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International N/A IL United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Chinatown Community Development Center Inc San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Claremont Graduate University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 57,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 255
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
COMMIT Foundation N/A MT United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Ride to Walk, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
San Francisco State University Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
School of Choice Education Organization N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Shelby's SafeSpace San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 75,000
SilverLining, Inc. N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Solstice Initiative Inc N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 24,500
Community Transitional School N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 2,547,455

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 300
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
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Dress for Success San Francisco Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 300
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Page SUM 427,175

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Active Minds Inc DC Health Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Abundant Grace Coastside Worker CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Acumen Fund, Inc. NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. NY Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Academir Charter School Preparatory FL Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Academy for Eating Disorders VA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ace Mentor Program of America Inc TX Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,626,900

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Ride a Wave Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Chinatown Community Development Center Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Claremont Graduate University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 57,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 255
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
COMMIT Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Ride to Walk, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
San Francisco State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
School of Choice Education Organization United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Shelby's SafeSpace United States Health Donor Advised 2019 75,000
SilverLining, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 2,726,455

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13280 records found.