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)
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,250,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Center for Youth Wellness San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Chinese Cultural Society of Stockton Corporation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Clark University N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sterling College N/A KS United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Support for Families of Children with Disabilities San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
AARP Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 170,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Boulevard of Chicago Inc N/A IL United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Doc Farm Films, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
East Lynne Theater Company N/A NJ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Gunston School Incorporated N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,562,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Catholic Charities of Los Angeles N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,250,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Center for Youth Wellness San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Chinese Cultural Society of Stockton Corporation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Clark University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sterling College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Support for Families of Children with Disabilities San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 170,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Boulevard of Chicago Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Doc Farm Films, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
East Lynne Theater Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Gunston School Incorporated N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,933,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Uplift Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Free at Last Community Recovery and Rehabilitation Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Friendship Place DC Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Girls in the Game NFP IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education IL Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 310,000
Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America, Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Higher Ground Sun Valley Inc ID Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Hopewell Fund DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Hypopara Research Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Innovate Public Schools CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
AchieveKids CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
International Rescue Committee Inc MN International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters Association of Los Angeles CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Kimberly Coffey Foundation Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 600
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Machine Intelligence Research Institute Inc CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Page SUM 2,530,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,250,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Center for Youth Wellness United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Chinese Cultural Society of Stockton Corporation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Clark University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Congregation Beth David United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sterling College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Support for Families of Children with Disabilities United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
America Achieves Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 170,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Boulevard of Chicago Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Doc Farm Films, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
East Lynne Theater Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Gunston School Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,567,000

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13280 records found.