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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church Santa Clara CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Colorado College TH N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Stanford Jazz Workshop Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600
Take the Lead Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Alliance for Climate Protection N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Cultural Survival, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 45,000
DigDeep Right to Water Project N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Foundation Schools N/A MD United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
The YWCA of Vermont, Inc. N/A VT United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 21,400
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 164,600
Curriki Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 170,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Copper's Dream Rescue Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 1,670,050

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Adirondack Land Trust Inc NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Achungo Community Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Abolitionist Law Center PA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Action Ministries Inc GA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,300
Administrators of The Tulane Educational Fund LA Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Active Minds Inc DC Health Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 46,500
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 6,500
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Act Inc IA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Abrazos & Books CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,991,550

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center for Media Change Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Colorado College TH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Stanford Jazz Workshop United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600
Take the Lead Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Alliance for Climate Protection United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Cultural Survival, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 45,000
DigDeep Right to Water Project United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Foundation Schools United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
The YWCA of Vermont, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 317,850

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13280 records found.