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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Calaveras Big Trees Association N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
California Voter Foundation N/A CA United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 20,000
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 5,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 39,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Youth Wellness San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 24,100
Chelmsford High School N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 6,000
Chinese for Affirmative Action San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Clean Air Task Force Inc. N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,250
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 60,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 7,200
Stern Grove Festival Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 366,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Playworks Education Energized Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Pleasanton Middle School Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 450
Pleasanton Unified School District Alameda Education Corporate Advised 2019 550
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
PICO National Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Piedmont Recreational Facilities Organization Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Peoples Conservatory Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 197,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 670,000

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
WorldWideWomen Foundation CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Woodside Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 23,000
Workers Center for Racial Justice NFP IL Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 85,000
World Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside Community Theatre, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Working Dogs for Conservation Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,527
World Assistance for Cambodia, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 13,000
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2019 13,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Working Partnerships USA CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 60,000
World Central Kitchen Incorporated DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
World Vision WA International Development Donor Advised 2019 12,600
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Wonderfest CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodside High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 308,027

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Senior Services for Northern California United States Health Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Calaveras Big Trees Association United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
California Voter Foundation United States Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 20,000
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 5,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Canopy United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 39,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Youth Wellness United States Health Donor Advised 2019 24,100
Chelmsford High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 6,000
Chinese for Affirmative Action United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Clean Air Task Force Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,250
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 60,000
Congregation Beth David United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 7,200
Stern Grove Festival Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum United States Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 366,800

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13280 records found.