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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
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
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. N/A ID United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
A Public Space Literary Projects Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture 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
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 -29,000
Childfund International USA N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,304
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
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
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Page SUM 2,625,804

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Stewpot Community Services Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 18,300
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
The Bridge School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 500
The Hadanou Collective N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
A Public Space Literary Projects Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 -29,000
Childfund International USA N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,304
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Town School for Boys San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Turtle Island Restoration Network Marin Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
United in Harmony N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Page SUM 2,625,804

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
The Catholic Community Foundation of Santa Clara County CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Jazz Gallery NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley CA Education Donor Advised 2019 350
California Clubhouse CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Primary School - East Palo Alto CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,200
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Tidepool Project CA Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Cambodian Children's Fund CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 19,000
Carmelite Monastery of the Infant Jesus CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for American Progress DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Chalkbeat, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Upstream USA Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 9,400
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Code for America Labs CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Community Center for the Arts WY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Weaving Earth CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 701,000

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
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
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Carnegie Mellon University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
A Public Space Literary Projects Inc United States Arts & Culture 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
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 -29,000
Childfund International USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,304
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Town School for Boys United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Turtle Island Restoration Network United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
United in Harmony United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Page SUM 2,625,804

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13280 records found.