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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Comite Civico Del Valle Inc N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,583
Ashland Chamber of Commerce Foundation N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Discovery Land Company Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Edgewood Center for Children and Families San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Edgewood Center for Children and Families San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Americans for Immigrant Justice N/A FL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 140,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 282,883

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Comite Civico Del Valle Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,583
Ashland Chamber of Commerce Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Discovery Land Company Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Edgewood Center for Children and Families San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Edgewood Center for Children and Families San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Americans for Immigrant Justice N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 140,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 282,883

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Elkhorn Slough Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Animals Asia Foundation Limited CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Edible Schoolyard Project CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,600
The Sato Project, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Young Center for Immigrant Childrens Rights IL Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Faithful Fools Street Ministry CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
First Place for Youth CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
University of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Foundation for Excellence in Higher Education Inc NJ Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Friends of Buford Park & Mt. Pisgah OR Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
WestEd CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,254,915
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc MI Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Glasswing International USA NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Women Donors Network CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 31,000
Page SUM 1,966,515

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Comite Civico Del Valle Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,583
Ashland Chamber of Commerce Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Shotgun Players Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Discovery Land Company Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
East Bay Community Law Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Edgewood Center for Children and Families United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Edgewood Center for Children and Families United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Americans for Immigrant Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 140,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 282,883

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13280 records found.