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)
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Congregation Emanu-El San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Stewpot Community Services Inc N/A MS United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 18,300
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
The Bridge School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
The Hadanou Collective N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Doc Society Inc N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
East Palo Alto Academy San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 4,563,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Congregation Emanu-El San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Stewpot Community Services Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 18,300
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
The Bridge School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 500
The Hadanou Collective N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Doc Society Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
East Palo Alto Academy San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 4,563,800

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Courageous Kitchen Inc GA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The General Hospital Corporation MA Health Donor Advised 2019 -17,494
The OPS Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Daly City Peninsula Partnership Collaborative CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Townsend Health Systems Inc. Broadwater Community Hospital MT Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Eastside Academy WA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
United States Squash Racquets Association Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Equitable Food Initiative DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Utah UT Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Venture For America, Inc. NY Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Wait List Zero NY Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Woodrow Wilson Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 522,706

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Congregation Emanu-El United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Stewpot Community Services Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum United States Health Donor Advised 2019 18,300
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
The Bridge School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
The Hadanou Collective United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Doc Society Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
East Palo Alto Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 4,563,800

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13280 records found.