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)
Charter Fund Inc N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Chinatown Community Development Center Inc San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Claremont Graduate University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 57,000
St. Catherine of Siena Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
COMMIT Foundation N/A MT United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
STEM Library Lab N/A LA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Sunrise Movement Education Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,800
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois N/A IL United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Djerassi Resident Artists Program San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,000
The Greater Boston Food Bank, Inc. N/A MA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Edgewood Center for Children and Families San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 5,225,000

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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 1,000
Curriki Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 164,600
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
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Cupertino Educational Endowment Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 1,352,850

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
ACCION International MA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 -100,000
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Acres, Inc. IN Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Accion Latina CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
AchieveKids CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 18,945
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Accountability Counsel CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 28,500
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Accountability Counsel CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Page SUM 130,245

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Charter Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Chinatown Community Development Center Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Claremont Graduate University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 57,000
St. Catherine of Siena Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
COMMIT Foundation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
STEM Library Lab United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Sunrise Movement Education Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Congregation Beth David United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,800
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
Djerassi Resident Artists Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
East Bay Community Law Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,000
The Greater Boston Food Bank, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Edgewood Center for Children and Families United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 5,225,000

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13280 records found.