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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Duke University N/A NC United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Exodus Refugee Immigration, Inc. N/A IN United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 500
Chalkbeat, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,125
Shearim Torah High School N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 95,000
Feeding San Diego N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Solar Richmond Contra Costa CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Francisco Park Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -26,711
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 215
Alfanar Inc US N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Adventure Risk Challenge N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Stroke Awareness Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,250
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 24,750
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 105,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 60,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 600,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 30,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
American Friends of the Israel Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
American Cancer Society Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Altos Christian Foundation Santa Clara Religion Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Alum Rock Counseling Center Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Alum Rock Union Elementary School District Santa Clara Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 124,353
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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Duke University United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 20,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Exodus Refugee Immigration, Inc. United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 500
Chalkbeat, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,125
Shearim Torah High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2019 95,000
Feeding San Diego United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Solar Richmond United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Francisco Park Conservancy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Carnegie Mellon University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -26,711
Commonwealth Club of California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 215
Alfanar Inc US United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Adventure Risk Challenge United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Stroke Awareness Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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