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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Community Action Council of Howard County MD Inc N/A MD United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Born This Way Foundation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Women's Learning Partnership for Rights, Development & Peace N/A MD United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 55,000
Yale University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Consumer Reports Inc. N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Californians Against Waste Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption N/A OH United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Enterprise for Youth San Francisco CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
FoodCorps, Inc. N/A OR United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,025
Fox Island Concerts Inc N/A ME United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,172,675

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 440
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 26,000
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 53,500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Evergreen Valley High School Santa Clara Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Committee Advised 2019 4,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,650
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 147,315

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
African Diaspora Network CA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
After School Matters IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Al Otro Lado Inc CA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 200
Alianza Americas CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Adopt A Family Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
African Diaspora Network CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
AfterImage Public Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Al Otro Lado Inc CA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Aligarh Education Endowment Fund Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Adopt A Family Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
African Leadership Foundation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Agapao Inc GA International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Alameda County Health Care Services Agency CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Alisa Ann Ruch California Burn Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Adrian C. Wilcox High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
African Leadership Foundation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Agapao Inc GA International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 639,400

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Community Action Council of Howard County MD Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Born This Way Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Women's Learning Partnership for Rights, Development & Peace United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 55,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Consumer Reports Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Academy of Sciences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Californians Against Waste Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Enterprise for Youth United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
FoodCorps, Inc. United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,025
Fox Island Concerts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,172,675

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13280 records found.