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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
National Lead for America Inc N/A NC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Justice Action Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Kiwanis Club of Palo Alto Charitable Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 250
Direct Relief N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
CASA of Jackson County, Inc. N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Los Gatos United Methodist Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Asset Education N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Charities Aid Foundation America N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Family Bridges, Inc. Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
New Community Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Noora Health San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Page SUM 425,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
National Lead for America Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Justice Action Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Kiwanis Club of Palo Alto Charitable Foundation Santa Clara Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 250
Direct Relief N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
CASA of Jackson County, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Los Gatos United Methodist Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Menlo School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Asset Education N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Charities Aid Foundation America N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Equal Justice Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Family Bridges, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
New Community Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Noora Health San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Page SUM 425,300

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc GA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Chalkbeat, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 3,125
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Cool Effect Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Cristosal Inc. NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Medical University of South Carolina SC Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Metropolitan Education District Foundation CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Association of the United States Army Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Oberlin College OH Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,278,175

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
National Lead for America Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Justice Action Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Kiwanis Club of Palo Alto Charitable Foundation United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 250
Direct Relief United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
East Bay Agency for Children United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Community Solutions for Children, Families and Individuals United States Health Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
CASA of Jackson County, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Los Gatos United Methodist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Menlo School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Asset Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Charities Aid Foundation America United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Family Bridges, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
New Community Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Noora Health United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Page SUM 425,300

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13280 records found.