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)
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance N/A UT United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
SOS Children's Villages USA, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2019 840
SquashBusters, Inc. MA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Paul's School NH Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Taft Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun NY Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,400
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 450,000
The Good Tidings Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute MA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers & Native Plants CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
uAspire Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Equitable Food Initiative DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Family Resources International, Inc. ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 14,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
University of Vermont and State Agricultural College Foundat VT Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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
Page SUM 714,107

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13280 records found.