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)
Founders For Good Limited N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,442,653
Syracuse University N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Gideons Promise Inc N/A GA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Foothill Conservancy TR 010196 N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Save the Children Federation, Inc. Solano CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Christianity Today International N/A IL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 3,069,903

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Founders For Good Limited N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,442,653
Syracuse University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Gideons Promise Inc N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Foothill Conservancy TR 010196 N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Save the Children Federation, Inc. Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
HOPE Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Christianity Today International N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 3,069,903

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Rotary Club of Central Citrus Charitable Foundation Inc FL Community Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Chadeish Yameinu Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 372
Ashland Emergency Food Bank OR Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,800
St. Matthew Catholic School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,200
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Dominican Sisters St Mary of the Springs Columbus Ohio OH Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Transcend, Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,600,000
Able Works CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boston Critic, Inc. TX Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 500
Karam Foundation NFP IL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,175
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The People's Lobby Education Institute IL Education Donor Advised 2018 125,000
Villanova University PA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 1,963,147

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Founders For Good Limited England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,442,653
Syracuse University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Gideons Promise Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Everytown for Gun Safety Support Fund, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250
Sierra Foothill Conservancy TR 010196 United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pacific Vision Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 500,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Save the Children Federation, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 12,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
HOPE Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Christianity Today International United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Page SUM 3,069,903

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13110 records found.