Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Sigma XI The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc N/A NC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Southern Oregon University Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for Technology and Civic Life N/A IL United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Civil Rights Corps N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Augustine's Episcopal Chapel N/A TN United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
ColorOfChange.org Education Fund, Inc. Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,039,336
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Costano Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Teach For All Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 350
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,750,000
CureSearch for Children's Cancer N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Direct Relief N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 7,313,286

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sigma XI The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Southern Oregon University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for Technology and Civic Life N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Civil Rights Corps N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Augustine's Episcopal Chapel N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
ColorOfChange.org Education Fund, Inc. Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,039,336
StarVista San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Costano Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Teach For All Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 350
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,750,000
CureSearch for Children's Cancer N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Direct Relief N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 7,313,286

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Thrive Afya Tanzania OR Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Emory University GA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,100,308
Evidence Action, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,651,915
Union City Youth Soccer League CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,750
Felidae Conservation Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Uplift Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Free Software Foundation Inc MA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250
Frost Valley YMCA NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
World Affairs Council of Northern California CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Young Eisner Scholars CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,250
GreenLight Fund Inc MA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Higher Purpose Co MS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Horizons Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
I Have A Dream Foundation Inc ID Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Inquiring Systems, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 8,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 6,878,323

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sigma XI The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Canine Companions for Independence United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Southern Oregon University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for Technology and Civic Life United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Charles Armstrong School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Civil Rights Corps United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Augustine's Episcopal Chapel United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
ColorOfChange.org Education Fund, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,039,336
StarVista United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Costano Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Teach For All Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 350
The Barack Obama Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,750,000
CureSearch for Children's Cancer United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Direct Relief United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Good Tidings Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 7,313,286

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13280 records found.