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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Chinese Historical Society of America San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Climate Central Inc N/A NJ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 215,000
Congregation Emek Beracha Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Stichting Alternatives 4 Children N/A Netherlands General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,907
Supporting the Taylor House N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Cancer League Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,250
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,650
Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers & Native Plants N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Townsend Health Systems Inc. Broadwater Community Hospital N/A MT United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Chinese Historical Society of America San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Climate Central Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 215,000
Congregation Emek Beracha Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Stichting Alternatives 4 Children N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,907
Supporting the Taylor House N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Cancer League Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Harker School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,250
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,650
Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers & Native Plants N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Townsend Health Systems Inc. Broadwater Community Hospital N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 675,807

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Community College of Rhode Island Foundation RI Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community Success Initiative Inc NC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 270,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Justice and Diversity Center of the Bar Association of S CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Denison University OH Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Primary School - East Palo Alto CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -4,014
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Ecosource Sustainable Initiatives IN International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,010
Unitarian Universalist Association MA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Enterprise for Youth CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Eye to Eye, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Unity Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,400
University of Illinois Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon OR Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 600
Page SUM 805,396

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Chinese Historical Society of America United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Climate Central Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 215,000
Congregation Emek Beracha United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Stichting Alternatives 4 Children Netherlands General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,907
Supporting the Taylor House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Cancer League Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Harker School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Dogma Animal Rescue Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,250
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,650
Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers & Native Plants United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Townsend Health Systems Inc. Broadwater Community Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 675,807

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13280 records found.