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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Coastside Hope San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 215
St. James N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Street Level Health Project Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Service Society of New York N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,591
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Daraja Education Fund Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Clearity Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
The International Institute of The Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
The Praxis Project, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 16,747
Thorn N/A NY United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Tri-Valley Haven for Women Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
First Presbyterian Church of Mountain View Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 1,816,153

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 300
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 750
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
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
Page SUM 123,650

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Acumen Fund, Inc. NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. NY Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Abolitionist Law Center PA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,300
Achungo Community Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,698,650

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12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Coastside Hope United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Commonwealth Club of California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 215
St. James United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Street Level Health Project United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Service Society of New York United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,591
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Daraja Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Clearity Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
The International Institute of The Bay Area United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
The Praxis Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 16,747
Thorn United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Tri-Valley Haven for Women United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
First Presbyterian Church of Mountain View United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 1,816,153

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13280 records found.