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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Best Buddies International, Inc. N/A FL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
At the Crossroads San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 333,250
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 97,646
API Cultural Center, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Stichting Alternatives 4 Children N/A Netherlands General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 16,587
Surfrider Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
The Cancer League Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 15,000
The Harmony Project N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
4word N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Trust for Hidden Villa Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Townsend K-12 Schools N/A MT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Universiteit Utrecht N/A Netherlands Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
University of Gdansk N/A Poland Education Donor Advised 2019 38,250
Unlock Tomorrow N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 695,933

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,500
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sheriffs Advisory Board of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 400
Sinai Health System N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Solutions Journalism Network Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
CorpsAfrica N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 -10,000
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Cultural Survival, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
DigDeep Right to Water Project N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,050
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Lawrence University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
All Stars Project Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Student Defense Initiative Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 500
418 Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 988,950

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Daniel Pearl Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Downtown Streets, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
African Wildlife Foundation DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Elements of Education Partners WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Eagle Academy Foundation, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 26,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
A Public Space Literary Projects Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Canyon Oaks Youth Center CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Teens for Food Justice NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,550
Tigger House Inc NJ Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Central City Hospitality House CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
United Negro College Fund, Inc. DC Education Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,304
Cinequest, Inc. CA Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Faith in Texas - Pico TX Religion Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Page SUM 1,222,004

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,500
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sheriffs Advisory Board of Santa Clara County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 400
Sinai Health System United States Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Solutions Journalism Network Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
CorpsAfrica United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 -10,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Cultural Survival, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
DigDeep Right to Water Project United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,050
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Lawrence University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
All Stars Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Student Defense Initiative United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
418 Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 988,950

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13280 records found.