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)
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Californians Dedicated to Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 100,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Southerners On New Ground N/A GA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Chelmsford Police K-9 Unit N/A MA United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Climate Emergency Fund N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Common Cause Education Fund N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Surfrider Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Carey School San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 398,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 21,400
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Curriki Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 164,600
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 170,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Copper's Dream Rescue Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 1,670,050

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
ACCION International MA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Acres, Inc. IN Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,312
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Accion Latina CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
AchieveKids CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 18,945
Acres, Inc. IN Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Accountability Counsel CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 216,107

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Bill Wilson Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
California Academy of Sciences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Californians Dedicated to Education Foundation United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 100,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Southerners On New Ground United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Chelmsford Police K-9 Unit United States Public Safety Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Climate Emergency Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Common Cause Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Congregation Etz Chayim United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Carey School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 398,000

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13280 records found.