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)
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 600,000
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
Page SUM 1,273,807

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 600,000
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
Page SUM 1,273,807

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Children Scholarship Fund Philadelphia PA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
City Church San Francisco a Congregation of Reformed Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Completely KIDS NE Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Cornell University NY Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Museum of the African Diaspora CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
DigDeep Right to Water Project CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
The Voter Participation Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
EarthEnable MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 117,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society EMGS FL Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College NH Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Fair Oaks Community Center of Redwood City CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
First Church of Christ Scientist CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,250
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 626,600

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 600,000
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
Page SUM 1,273,807

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13280 records found.