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)
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
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Town School for Boys San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,250
Turtle Island Restoration Network Marin CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
United in Harmony N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Fresh Approach Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,000
University of Florida N/A FL United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Girl Scouts of Orange County N/A CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
University School N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Via Rehabilitation Services, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 2,197,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 400
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Doris Dillon School in Cambodia Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Dream Catchers Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Daughters of Zion Ministries Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 500
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View Santa Clara Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 107,700

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 6,500
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
Acumen Fund, Inc. NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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
Acumen Fund, Inc. NY Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 14,500
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
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Ada's Cafe CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Academir Charter School Preparatory FL Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 1,789,000

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
All Five United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Public Health Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
RealOptions United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 46,500
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2019 42,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Sabuy Temple - Khmer Buddhist Temple Foundation United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000,000
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,250,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Seattle Art Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bellwether Education Partners United States Education Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Soul of Nations Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Campbell Union High School District United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Carson Tahoe SPCA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Asian Americans United for Self-Empowerment Inc United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 12,609,900

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