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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Legal Services Inc. N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 236,370
Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Surge Institute N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
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 10,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 750
Dolphin Research Center Inc. N/A FL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 80,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Education Trust Inc Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Trace Media, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Faith in Action Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
First Congregational Church Nursery School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation N/A DC United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Page SUM 866,870

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Churchill Club Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 6,150
Cinequest, Inc. Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Circlesorg Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,037
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 300
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,500
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 132,437

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
A Place to Turn Inc MA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
10 Thousand Windows, Inc. TN Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
418 Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Kitsap Sexual Assault Center WA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Kiva Microfunds CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 410
Kiva Microfunds CA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Kiva Microfunds CA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 125,000
Page SUM 152,660

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12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Legal Services Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 236,370
Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Surge Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
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 10,000
The Health Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2019 750
Dolphin Research Center Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 80,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Education Trust Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Trace Media, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Faith in Action Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
First Congregational Church Nursery School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Page SUM 866,870

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13280 records found.