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)
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A VA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fred Hollows Foundation USA N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Friends of Yad Sarah Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
Peace First, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Georgetown Day School, Inc. N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 65,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pratham USA N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Ballou High School N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -2,500
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Americares Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Belle Haven Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 208,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 300
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 750
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
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
Page SUM 46,650

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Academir Charter School Preparatory FL Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. NY Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 14,500
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Academy for Eating Disorders VA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Ace Mentor Program of America Inc TX Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Access Institute for Psychological Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Achieve Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 375,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
ACLU of Montana Foundation Inc MT Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
ACCION International MA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
Page SUM 463,400

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Feminist Majority Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Oshman Family Jewish Community Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Palo Alto Players-Peninsula Center Stage United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fred Hollows Foundation USA United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Friends of Yad Sarah Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
Peace First, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Georgetown Day School, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 65,000
Global Fund For Women, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Philadelphia Yearly Meeting of Friends United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Pratham USA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Aspire Public Schools United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Ballou High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -2,500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Americares Foundation, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Belle Haven Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 208,300

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13280 records found.