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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,282
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Tebah USA N/A WA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Creating Hope International N/A MI United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Daniel Webster Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Citizens Foundation USA N/A IL United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The Institute for Family Studies N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 750
The Portland Players, Inc. N/A ME United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Family Crisis Center of Baltimore County Inc N/A MD United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Thorn N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Triton Museum of Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky Inc N/A KY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 750,000
United Negro College Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Friends for Survival N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Future of Life Institute N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 4,810,732

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Sonoma Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Food for Thought Sonoma Food Security Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria Sonoma Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Equi-Ed Inc Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Equi-Ed Inc Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Sonoma Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Sonoma Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Sonoma County, Inc. Sonoma Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 326,800

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,282
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Tebah USA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Creating Hope International United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Daniel Webster Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Citizens Foundation USA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
The Institute for Family Studies United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 750
The Portland Players, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Family Crisis Center of Baltimore County Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Thorn United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Triton Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 750,000
United Negro College Fund, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Friends for Survival United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Future of Life Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 4,810,732

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13280 records found.