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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California Policy Center N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500,000
National Alliance for Public Charter Schools N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
10 Books A Home San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 115,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Trace Media, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Charge Across Town Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
uAspire Inc N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 125,000
University of Illinois Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Water Org Inc N/A MO United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,396,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Chinese Historical Society of America San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Climate Central Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 215,000
Amplio Network N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 900,000
Ashesi University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Conservation Society of California Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Teatro Vision Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Creating Hope International N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 -400,000
Daniel Pearl Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
The Children's Place and Parent Education Center N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Independent Feature Project, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Philanthropy Workshop Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,393,200

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun NY Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,400
The Bhutan Foundation DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Health Trust CA Health Donor Advised 2019 400
Animal Charity Evaluators CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Creative Visions Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Death Penalty Focus CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Dream Catchers Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Thomas R. Pollicita Middle School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Triton Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Elkhorn Slough Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
UnCommon Law CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
University of Colorado Foundation, Inc. CO Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 878,050

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Chinese Historical Society of America United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Climate Central Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 215,000
Amplio Network United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 900,000
Ashesi University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Conservation Society of California United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Teatro Vision United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Creating Hope International United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 -400,000
Daniel Pearl Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
The Children's Place and Parent Education Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Independent Feature Project, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Philanthropy Workshop Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,393,200

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13280 records found.