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 Statesort ascending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California Reentry Program Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Unity Care Group Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 25,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Truckee River Watershed Council N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 4,500
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 300
Hunger at Home Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Wild Cat Education & Conservation Fund Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Woodside Community Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Mid-Peninsula Education Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 28,500
Compass Family Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Planting Justice Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Monterey Bay Aquarium Foundation N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
Inner-City Arts N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Page SUM 358,575

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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 500
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,775
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 111,175

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Grantee Statesort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
At the Crossroads CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Truckee Trails Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Child Evangelism Fellowship Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Uptown Tenderloin Inc CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Weaving Earth CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Community Action North Bay CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
City of Palo Alto CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 600
Rainforest Action Network CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
East Bay Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 65,000
Jewish Community Center of San Francisco CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2019 170,000
Rethink Charity CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Page SUM 877,800

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Animals Australia Federation Australia Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 48,324
Appeal of Conscience Foundation United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
American Promise Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,800
American University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Amigos de Guadalupe Center for Justice and Empowerment United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 1,000
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Animal Charity Evaluators United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Animals in Need Fund United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Appling County Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
American Radium Society Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 35,000
Ara Institute of Canterbury New Zealand Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,800
American River Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
American University in Cairo United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Amigos for Christ United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Andersen Tax Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Animal Equality United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 215,000
Annunciation House Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Arab American Family Services United States Immigration Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American Saddlebred Association of Arizona United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 766,624

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