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)
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Conservatives for Criminal Justice Reform N/A NC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,282
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Tebah USA N/A WA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Creating Hope International N/A MI United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Daniel Webster Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Citizens Foundation USA N/A IL United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The Institute for Family Studies N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 750
The Portland Players, Inc. N/A ME United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Family Crisis Center of Baltimore County Inc N/A MD United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Thorn N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky Inc N/A KY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 750,000
United Negro College Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 4,766,032

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 16,747
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 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
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 163,812

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Adventure Risk Challenge CA Youth Development 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 625
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 200,000
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 Parks Foundation of America NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Albert Hill Middle School VA Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Advocates for the West Inc. ID Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
African People & Wildlife Fund Inc. NJ Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 388,325

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community School of Music and Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Conservatives for Criminal Justice Reform United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,282
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Tebah USA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Creating Hope International United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Daniel Webster Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Citizens Foundation USA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The Institute for Family Studies United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 750
The Portland Players, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Family Crisis Center of Baltimore County Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Thorn United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Triton Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 750,000
United Negro College Fund, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 4,766,032

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13280 records found.