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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 38,000
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. N/A MD United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 13,900
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
American Prairie Foundation N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Coastside Hope San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Conservation Society of California Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Teatro Vision Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Creating Hope International N/A MI United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 -400,000
Daniel Pearl Foundation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
The Children's Place and Parent Education Center N/A NH United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Independent Feature Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program N/A MI United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 229,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 38,000
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2019 13,900
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
American Prairie Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Coastside Hope San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Conservation Society of California Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Teatro Vision Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Creating Hope International N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 -400,000
Daniel Pearl Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
The Children's Place and Parent Education Center N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Independent Feature Project, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 229,900

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Commonwealth Club of California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Community School of Music and Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Bhutan Foundation DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Health Trust CA Health Donor Advised 2019 400
Beate Klarsfeld Foundation NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Southern Oregon Inc OR Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Creative Visions Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Bodhi Tree Concerts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Death Penalty Focus CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Dream Catchers Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Thomas R. Pollicita Middle School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Triton Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Elkhorn Slough Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
UnCommon Law CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Feeding America DC Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 734,400

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 38,000
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 13,900
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
American Prairie Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Coastside Hope United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Commonwealth Club of California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bay Area Legal Aid United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Community School of Music and Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Conservation Society of California United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Teatro Vision United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Bill Wilson Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Creating Hope International United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 -400,000
Daniel Pearl Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
The Children's Place and Parent Education Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Independent Feature Project, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Downtown Boxing Gym Youth Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 229,900

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13280 records found.