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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Conservation Society of California Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Teatro Vision Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Creating Hope International N/A MI United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 -400,000
Daniel Pearl Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
The Children's Place and Parent Education Center N/A NH United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Independent Feature Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program N/A MI United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Philanthropy Workshop Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Family Bridges, Inc. Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Thomas R. Pollicita Middle School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Trinity Presbyterian Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 9,077
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for African Medicine and Education N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
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
Equal Justice Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Family Bridges, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Thomas R. Pollicita Middle School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Trinity Presbyterian Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 9,077
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for African Medicine and Education N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Belvedere-Tiburon Library Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Institute for Justice & Democracy in Haiti MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Intersection for the Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Boston College Trustees MA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 6,250
Brazelton Touchpoints Project Inc. MA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California Budget & Policy Center CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KIPP Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Carleton College MN Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
League of Women Voters Education Fund DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
CHAC CA Health Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Los Gatos Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Maliasili Initiatives Inc VT Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community School of Music and Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
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
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Family Bridges, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Thomas R. Pollicita Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Trinity Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 9,077
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for African Medicine and Education United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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13280 records found.