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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Internet Archive San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
myAgro Farms Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Christian Action Life Line San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
A Home Within, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Zen Hospice Project Inc San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 451,425

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Internet Archive San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 15,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Impact Experience Institute San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 425
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
myAgro Farms Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Christian Action Life Line San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
A Home Within, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Zen Hospice Project Inc San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Page SUM 451,425

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6159 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MD Health Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Miss Porters School Inc CT Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 4,000
St. Paul Academy and Summit School MN Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Domestic Workers Alliance Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 625
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Land is Life, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 300
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Dunhuang Foundation Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Vascular Cures CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Acres, Inc. IN Environment Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Sky's the Limit Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
First Look Media Works Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 23,800,000
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. GA Religion Donor Advised 2018 224,645
Page SUM 24,170,820

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Pathways Home Health and Hospice United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
HIAS, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Seattle Theatre Group United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Church of the Ascension United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FOTC - SF Bay Area United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Rotaplast International, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
HealthRIGHT 360 United States Health Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Sports Humanitarian Group, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Transgender Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 338
HFF Charitable Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Orange Countys United Way United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Free Software Foundation Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Kamukama Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Community Solutions International, Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 235,500
Universita' Degli Studi Di Padova Italy Education Donor Advised 2018 42,030
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
North Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Conflict Resolution Center of Santa Cruz County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 60,000
Bay Area Childrens Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Mercy Corps United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 423,868

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13110 records found.