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)
Common Threads N/A TX United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
ConnectSafely Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Special Olympics North Carolina, Inc. N/A NC United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Team4Tech Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cranston High School West N/A RI United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 543
The Children's Book Bank N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Humane League N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,211,500
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Peach Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 600
The UC Davis Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Thomas Jefferson Middle School N/A NY United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Triangle Residential Options For Substance Abusers Inc N/A NC United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Families Forward N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,440,843

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 170,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Copper's Dream Rescue Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 336,100

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Abolitionist Law Center PA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,300
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 46,500
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Act Inc IA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Abrazos & Books CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,080
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Abundant Grace Coastside Worker CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Page SUM 259,430

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Common Threads United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
ConnectSafely Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Special Olympics North Carolina, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Team4Tech Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cranston High School West United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2019 543
The Children's Book Bank United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,211,500
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Peach Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 600
The UC Davis Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Episcopal Relief and Development United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Thomas Jefferson Middle School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Triangle Residential Options For Substance Abusers Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Families Forward United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,440,843

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13280 records found.