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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 525,263
Common Counsel Foundation Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Stockton Unified School District N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Community Music Center San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Ner Tamid of South Bay N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Teach Plus Incorporated N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Dominican Sisters St Mary of the Springs Columbus Ohio N/A OH United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Educational Foundation of Orinda Contra Costa CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Environmental Working Group N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Faith in Action Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 993,863

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 525,263
Common Counsel Foundation Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Stockton Unified School District N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Community Music Center San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Ner Tamid of South Bay N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Teach Plus Incorporated N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Dominican Sisters St Mary of the Springs Columbus Ohio N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Educational Foundation of Orinda Contra Costa General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Environmental Working Group N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Faith in Action Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 993,863

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Gatepath CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Eagle Academy Foundation, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Cultural Survival, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Direct Relief CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Teens for Food Justice NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,550
Tigger House Inc NJ Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Edgewood Center for Children and Families CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
United Negro College Fund, Inc. DC Education Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Faith in Texas - Pico TX Religion Donor Advised 2019 150,000
First Look Media Works Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 45,000
University of Puget Sound WA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Foundation for African Medicine and Education CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 24,000
VMC Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 626,800

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 525,263
Common Counsel Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Stockton Unified School District United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Community Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Ner Tamid of South Bay United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Teach Plus Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
The Health Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Dominican Sisters St Mary of the Springs Columbus Ohio United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Educational Foundation of Orinda United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Environmental Working Group United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Faith in Action Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 993,863

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13280 records found.