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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,037
Coastside Hope San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Joseph School N/A NM United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Street Life Ministries San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Special Ops SV Inc Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation N/A OH United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
The Jazz Gallery N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Eastern Sierra Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
El Concilio of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
The Primary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,885,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Equal Opportunity Schools N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Thousand Currents Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Trout Unlimited, Inc. N/A WV United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 4,075,837

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Embarcadero Institute Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Emmaus Inn Ministries Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Enneagram Prison Project Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Elevate Tutoring Inc Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 350
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 2,305,600

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Adrian C. Wilcox High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
African Leadership Foundation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Agapao Inc GA International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Air Force Association VA Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Alameda County Homeless Action Center CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
All American Youth Football & Drill Team Inc. TX Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Advaita Society CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
African Library Project CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Agrarian Land Trust NH Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Aircraft Casualty Emotional Support Services, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Alameda Elementary School OR Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Adventure Cycling Association MT Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
African Library Project CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
AI4ALL CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Airlink Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Alaska Conservation Foundation AK Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Adventure Resources NC Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
African Library Project CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
AI4ALL CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Akira's Book Club CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 536,250

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,037
Coastside Hope United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Commonwealth Club of California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Joseph School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Street Life Ministries United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Special Ops SV Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Cleveland Clinic Educational Foundation United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
The Jazz Gallery United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Eastern Sierra Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
El Concilio of San Mateo County United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
The Primary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,885,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Equal Opportunity Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Thousand Currents United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Trout Unlimited, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
First Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 4,075,837

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13280 records found.