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 Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Community Music Center San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Teach Plus Incorporated N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 300
Domingo Trevino Middle School N/A TX United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
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
Educational First Steps N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Environmental Working Group N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 150,000
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
Faith in Action Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 356,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Opportunity Institute Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,800,000
One Dollar For Life Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
One Dollar For Life Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Ohlone Humane Society Inc Alameda Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Olive Hyde Art Guild, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
OneSky Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore Incorporated Alameda Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Open Heart Kitchen of Livermore Incorporated Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Oasis Legal Services Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 8,200
Oakland Community Land Trust Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Oakland Institute Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Oakland Institute Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Oakland International High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Oakland International High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 18,810
Oakland Lacrosse Club Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Oakland Museum of California Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Oakland Museum of California Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 2,263,660

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
William James Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,500
Willow Creek Association IL Religion Donor Advised 2019 445
Winthrop Little League Inc MA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Women in Cyber Security TN Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 830
Womens Foundation of California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
William James Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Willow Oaks Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wisdom Sun CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Women in Film CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Womens International Network for Guatemalan Solutions Inc CO Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
William Jessup University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Wilson Disease Association NY Health Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
With Grace Foundation Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Women Make Movies NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Women's Learning Partnership for Rights, Development & Peace MD Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 55,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
William Marsh Rice University TX Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Wilson Volunteer Fire Department Association Inc WY Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 5,213,775

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Community Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Congregation Kol Emeth United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Teach Plus Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Health Trust United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 300
Domingo Trevino Middle School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Educational First Steps United States Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Environmental Working Group United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 150,000
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Trace Media, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Faith in Action Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 356,250

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13280 records found.