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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St. James N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Street Level Health Project Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Service Society of New York N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,591
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Daraja Education Fund Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Clearity Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
The International Institute of The Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
El Colegio de Sonora N/A Mexico Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
The Praxis Project, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
First Presbyterian Church of Mountain View Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
United Religions San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 600
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Page SUM 1,954,791

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St. James N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Street Level Health Project Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Service Society of New York N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,591
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Daraja Education Fund Marin Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Clearity Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500
The International Institute of The Bay Area San Francisco Immigration Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
El Colegio de Sonora N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
The Praxis Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Equal Justice Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
First Presbyterian Church of Mountain View Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
United Religions San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2019 600
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Page SUM 1,954,791

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Institute for Market Transformation Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA WI Religion Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Mannakin Theater and Dance CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Nepal Youth Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 700
ACCION International MA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
Night Ministry IL Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Pacific Stroke Association CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 245,650

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St. James United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Street Level Health Project United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Service Society of New York United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,591
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Daraja Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Clearity Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
The International Institute of The Bay Area United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
El Colegio de Sonora Mexico Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
The Praxis Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Tri-Valley Haven for Women United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
First Presbyterian Church of Mountain View United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
United Religions United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 600
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Page SUM 1,954,791

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13280 records found.