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)
Cardea Center for Women San Mateo CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. N/A MD United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 7,100
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,279,913
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. N/A NY United States Other Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Francis Sailing Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Strategies for Northern Development N/A Kenya Food Security Donor Advised 2019 17,500
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Create Good Foundation N/A WA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Dancers Group San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
The Childrens Museum N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
The Humane League N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The People's Lobby Education Institute N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 5,704,538

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Cardea Center for Women San Mateo Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2019 7,100
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,279,913
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Francis Sailing Foundation San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Strategies for Northern Development N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 17,500
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Create Good Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Dancers Group San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
The Childrens Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
The Humane League N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The People's Lobby Education Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 5,704,538

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Cancer CAREpoint Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Center for Popular Democracy NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Chicago Community Loan Fund IL Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. CT Community Development Donor Advised 2019 13,650
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Community School of Music and Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Berner-Garde Foundation CO Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Health Trust CA Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Conservatives for Criminal Justice Reform NC Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Tau Beta Pi Association Inc TN Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Park City Foundation UT Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Thomas Merton Center for Catholic Spiritual Development PA CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Trinity Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 9,077
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Unbound KS Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Everyday People for Change Inc AL Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 1,670,177

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Cardea Center for Women United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 7,100
Centre for Effective Altruism England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,279,913
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Commonwealth Club of California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Francis Sailing Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Strategies for Northern Development Kenya Food Security Donor Advised 2019 17,500
Community School of Music and Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Create Good Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Dancers Group United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
The Childrens Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The People's Lobby Education Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 5,704,538

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13280 records found.