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)
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Claremont Graduate University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 57,000
St. Catherine of Siena Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
COMMIT Foundation N/A MT United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
STEM Library Lab N/A LA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Sunrise Movement Education Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,800
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois N/A IL United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Djerassi Resident Artists Program San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,000
The Greater Boston Food Bank, Inc. N/A MA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Edgewood Center for Children and Families San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 241,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 5,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
City of Morgan Hill Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 10,000
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 65,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
City Year, Inc. Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 359,900

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
10 Thousand Windows, Inc. TN Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
418 Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
A Place to Turn Inc MA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
10,000 Degrees CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
42nd Street Moon CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
826LA CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
A Precious Child Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
AAUW Florida Supporting Foundation Inc FL Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
10,000 Degrees CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
42nd Street Moon CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
88bikes WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
A Public Space Literary Projects Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
AAUW of Oregon Special Projects Fund OR Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 176,150

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Center for Media Change Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Claremont Graduate University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 57,000
St. Catherine of Siena Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
COMMIT Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
STEM Library Lab United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Sunrise Movement Education Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Congregation Beth David United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,800
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Djerassi Resident Artists Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
East Bay Community Law Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,000
The Greater Boston Food Bank, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Edgewood Center for Children and Families United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 241,250

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13280 records found.