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)
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Chelmsford Hockey Association Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Chinese for Affirmative Action San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Clemson University Foundation N/A SC United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
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
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Page SUM 4,546,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,500
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Christ Community Church of Milpitas Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Christian Church of Los Gatos Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Churchill Club Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Churchill Club Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 6,150
Cinequest, Inc. Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Circlesorg Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,037
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 300
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 137,737

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
A Safe Place, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Kitsap Sexual Assault Center WA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Kiva Microfunds CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 410
Kiva Microfunds CA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Kiva Microfunds CA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 125,000
Page SUM 149,910

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Chelmsford Hockey Association Inc United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Chinese for Affirmative Action United States Civic Participation Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Clemson University Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
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
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Page SUM 4,546,800

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13280 records found.