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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Society of Saint Vincent De Paul Council of Los Angeles N/A CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. N/A NY United States Other Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Christian Science Association of the Students of Donald Ripp N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Coastal Watershed Council N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
StoryCorps, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Connections to Success Inc N/A MO United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 46,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Team Rubicon N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Special Olympics Massachusetts, Inc. N/A MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,500
Cranberry Community Chest N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Character Lab Inc N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Humane League N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 353,500
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Almaden Neighborhood Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Peach Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 2,100,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Achungo Community Center Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Abrazos & Books Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 28,500
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Page SUM 158,200

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Equitable Food Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 500
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Fishermans Wharf Association of San Francisco United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 280,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 11,254
United States Committee Sports for Israel, Inc. United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 80,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Gals The Girls Athletic Leadership Schools United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of Nebraska Foundation United States Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Urban Gleaners United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Give US the Floor United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Golden State Opportunity Foundation United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 100,000
Village UCC United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
WeHOPE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Groton School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
HandsOn Bay Area United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 6,800
William James Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,000
World Conference of Religions for Peace Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,325,054

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