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 Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 750
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Faith in Action Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 6,500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Girls Incorporated of Alameda County Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Vida Verde Nature Education San Mateo CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
Water Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Herban Health San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Woodside High School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
International Documentary Association Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 24,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 47,500
Lake Tahoe Conservation Fund N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Page SUM 363,150

Pages

13280 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Dress for Success San Francisco Santa Clara Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 300
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 500
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250
Daughters of Zion Ministries Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 185,000

Pages

13280 records found.
Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Chinese for Affirmative Action CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Congregation Sinai of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Daniel Pearl Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
There With Care of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
UC Hastings Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 100,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 26,000
Far Away Destination Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 60,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Foundation of City College of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Zen Center A Corporation Sole CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 446,800

Pages

12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Charity Evaluators United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Animals in Need Fund United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Prairie Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Appling County Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
American University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Amherst College Trustees United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Animal Equality United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 215,000
Annunciation House Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 75,000
American Promise Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,800
Ara Institute of Canterbury New Zealand Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,800
American University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Amigos de Guadalupe Center for Justice and Empowerment United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 1,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Animal Equality United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Anthony Manning Kunin Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
American Radium Society Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 35,000
Arab American Family Services United States Immigration Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Page SUM 653,600

Pages

13280 records found.