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 descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 1,000,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 6,000
National Health Law Program Inc. N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Nature Conservancy N/A HI United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 335,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 725
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival N/A NV United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. N/A VA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 6,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 425
LearnUp Centers San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Battery Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 4,000
One Acre Fund N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Inc N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 3,333
Loyola University of Chicago N/A IL United States Other Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Marin Community Foundation Marin CA United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 16,989
Parents Helping Parents Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Peninsula Bridge Program San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 1,571,972

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Cupertino Educational Endowment Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 170,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Copper's Dream Rescue Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 1,390,050

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Academir Charter School Preparatory FL Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Academy for Eating Disorders VA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ace Mentor Program of America Inc TX Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
ACLU of Montana Foundation Inc MT Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Access Institute for Psychological Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Achieve Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 375,000
Acres, Inc. IN Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,312
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
ACCION International MA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 434,962

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 1,000,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 6,000
National Health Law Program Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 335,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 725
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 6,000
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 425
LearnUp Centers United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Battery Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 4,000
One Acre Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 3,333
Loyola University of Chicago United States Other Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Marin Community Foundation United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 16,989
Parents Helping Parents Inc United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 50,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 1,571,972

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13280 records found.