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)
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Chiefs for Change N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Coastside Hope San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. James Infirmary San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Street Life Ministries San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 71,500
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Dark Public Organization N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
The International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
El Concilio of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 9,500
The Primary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 41,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Trout Unlimited, Inc. N/A WV United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
First Serve - NM, Inc. N/A NM United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Chiefs for Change N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Coastside Hope San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. James Infirmary San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Street Life Ministries San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 71,500
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Dark Public Organization N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
The International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
El Concilio of San Mateo County San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 9,500
The Primary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 41,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Trout Unlimited, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
First Serve - NM, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Center for Science in the Public Interest DC Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
CHICAGO RUN IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Christianity Today International IL Religion Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Commonwealth Club of California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Service Society of New York NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,591
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Consumer Reports Inc. NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Crisis Text Line NY Health Donor Advised 2019 750
Teach For All Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 3,150
The Partnership for Inner-City Education NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Defenders of Wildlife DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Troy Andrews Foundation LA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Eluna PA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 750
Underground Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2019 800
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 19,000
University of Detroit Mercy MI Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 684,291

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Chiefs for Change United States Education Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Coastside Hope United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Commonwealth Club of California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. James Infirmary United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Street Life Ministries United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 71,500
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sustainable Economies Law Center United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Dark Public Organization Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
The International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
El Concilio of San Mateo County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 9,500
The Primary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 41,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Trout Unlimited, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
First Serve - NM, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 386,100

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13280 records found.