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 descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Code for Science and Society Inc N/A OR United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc N/A ID United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Syrian American Medical Society Foundation N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
A Womans Work Inc N/A CO United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Breast Cancer Research Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California College of the Arts San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Cycling Center N/A OR United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
St Denis Parish San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
That Man May See, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Five Buckets, Four Shovels Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Camelback Ventures, Inc. N/A LA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 450,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The San Jose Sports Authority Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The Voter Participation Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Trustees of Mount Holyoke College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050
Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 133,000
Page SUM 1,001,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 400
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Doris Dillon School in Cambodia Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Daughters of Zion Ministries Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 500
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 107,700

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Achievement First Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ace & TJ's Grin Kids Inc NC Other Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Achievement First Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Abode Services CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Page SUM 1,634,000

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Code for Science and Society Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Sun Valley Center for the Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Syrian American Medical Society Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
A Womans Work Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Breast Cancer Research Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California College of the Arts United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Cycling Center United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
St Denis Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
That Man May See, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Five Buckets, Four Shovels Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Camelback Ventures, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 450,000
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The San Jose Sports Authority United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The Voter Participation Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Trustees of Mount Holyoke College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050
Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 133,000
Page SUM 1,001,650

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13280 records found.