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, and corporate 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)
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Charter Fund Inc N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Chinatown Community Children's Center San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,200
Claremont Graduate University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
St. Bernard Project, Inc. N/A LA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,034
Comite Civico Del Valle Inc N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
STEM for Her Foundation N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 60,000
Sunrise Movement Education Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,400
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System N/A WI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Discovery Land Company Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,850
The Grateful Garment Project Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 2,398,984

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Fangcao Reading Circle Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Evergreen Valley High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 440
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 26,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 53,500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,650
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 157,065

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
African Library Project CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
AI4ALL CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Akira's Book Club CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Alaska Native Women-s Resource Center AK Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Adventure Risk Challenge CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
African Middle Eastern Leadership Project DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
AI4ALL CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Alaskans for Litter Prevention and Recycling Inc AK Environment Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated ID Other Donor Advised 2019 200
African Mission Healthcare Foundation CO International Development Donor Advised 2019 -600,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 625
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Albert F. Egan Jr. & Dorothy H. Egan Foundation Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated ID Other Donor Advised 2019 500
African Mission Healthcare Foundation CO International Development Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Page SUM 590,825

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Charter Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Chinatown Community Children's Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,200
Claremont Graduate University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
St. Bernard Project, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,034
Comite Civico Del Valle Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
STEM for Her Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 60,000
Sunrise Movement Education Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,400
The Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Discovery Land Company Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
East Bay Community Law Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,850
The Grateful Garment Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 2,398,984

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13280 records found.