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)
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Conservatives for Criminal Justice Reform N/A NC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Creating Hope International N/A MI United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Daraja Education Fund Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
The City Well United Methodist Church N/A NC United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Institute for Middle East Understanding N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Ameinu Our People, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
The Praxis Project, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Thorn N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
United Religions San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,691,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Conservatives for Criminal Justice Reform N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Creating Hope International N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Daraja Education Fund Marin Education Donor Advised 2019 500
The City Well United Methodist Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Institute for Middle East Understanding N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Ameinu Our People, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
The Praxis Project, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Equal Justice Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Thorn N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
United Religions San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,691,050

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
18 Reasons CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of Massachusetts MA Education Donor Advised 2019 -3,188
Filoli Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
VillageReach WA Education Donor Advised 2019 31,211
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Fusion Partnerships Inc. MD Community Development Donor Advised 2019 139,250
Wellesley College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Williams College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
All India Movement Aim for Seva Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
World Vision, Inc. WA International Development Donor Advised 2019 36,504
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hillsdale College MI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Imagine H2O Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Institute for Market Transformation Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Intertribal Friendship House CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Council of Young Political Leaders, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 80,000
Page SUM 837,277

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community School of Music and Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Conservatives for Criminal Justice Reform United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Creating Hope International United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Daraja Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
The City Well United Methodist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Institute for Middle East Understanding United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Ameinu Our People, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
The Praxis Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Thorn United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Triton Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
United Religions United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,691,050

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13280 records found.