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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Climate Mobilization Coalition Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Common Cause Education Fund N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
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
Stichting North Star Alliance N/A Netherlands Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
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
Page SUM 903,870

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Climate Mobilization Coalition Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Common Cause Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Community Legal Services Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 236,370
Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Stichting North Star Alliance N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Surge Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 750
Dolphin Research Center Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 80,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Education Trust Inc Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
There With Care of the Bay Area San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Trace Media, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Page SUM 903,870

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
African Library Project CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2019 262,633
Ride a Wave Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Lung Association CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Rotary International Townsend Rotary Club MT Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,000
San Bruno Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 294,833

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Climate Mobilization Coalition Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Common Cause Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Community Legal Services Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 236,370
Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Stichting North Star Alliance Netherlands Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
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
Page SUM 903,870

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13280 records found.