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)
Uplift Family Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Vida Verde Nature Education San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Compass Science Communication Inc N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Water Watch of Oregon N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Wilderness Society N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Hoops4Life Inc N/A CT United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Woodside School Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Yeshivah High School of Arizona N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Indian Law Resource Center N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Humane Society of Ventura County N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Zohar Dance Company Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,500
International Documentary Association Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
James Whitcomb Riley Memorial Association N/A IN United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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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 35,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 672,199
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
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
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
Page SUM 2,351,999

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Adirondack Land Trust Inc NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 46,500
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Action Ministries Inc GA Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Administrators of The Tulane Educational Fund LA Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Abrazos & Books CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Act Inc IA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Active Minds Inc DC Health Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Abundant Grace Coastside Worker CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Acumen Fund, Inc. NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Page SUM 1,961,750

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Uplift Family Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Vida Verde Nature Education United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Compass Science Communication Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Water Watch of Oregon United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Wilderness Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Hoops4Life Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Woodside School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Yeshivah High School of Arizona United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Indian Law Resource Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Humane Society of Ventura County United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Zohar Dance Company United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,500
International Documentary Association Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
James Whitcomb Riley Memorial Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Kara United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 302,100

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13280 records found.