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 descending Year Amount (USD)
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Center for Global Development N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 333,550
Oceana, Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
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
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pastoralist Women for Health and Education N/A Kenya Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 26,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
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
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
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
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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
Wilderness Society San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 772,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Prison Policy Initiative Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Schools Mentoring & Resource Team San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Shelby's SafeSpace San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Simons Fund N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Solstice Initiative Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
St. Jude School N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Student Conservation Association, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Cooperate Inc N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Spread the Vote N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Dawn Redwoods Charitable Trust Marin Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 514,375

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Diocesan Migrant & Refugee Services, Inc. TX Human Services Donor Advised 2019 260,000
East Bay Agency for Children CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
The Voter Participation Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500,000
EDGE Youth Leadership CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Faith in Action Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
University of Oregon Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
All Saints Episcopal Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Gardens for Health International MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 881,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Prison Policy Initiative Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Schools Mentoring & Resource Team United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Shelby's SafeSpace United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Simons Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Solstice Initiative Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
St. Jude School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Student Conservation Association, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Cooperate Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Spread the Vote United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Dawn Redwoods Charitable Trust United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 514,375

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13280 records found.