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)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet N/A MO United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Children's Creativity Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Soul of Nations Inc. N/A DC United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cascade Pacific Resource Conservation and Development N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 650
Center For Employment Training Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 12,017
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Children's Day School Inc San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,800,000
St. Perpetua Parish Contra Costa CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Compassion Over Killing, Inc. N/A DC United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Synapse School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Cross Catholic Outreach, Inc. N/A FL United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sri Sarveshwari Samooh Sonoma CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 3,211,617

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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 200
Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Children's Creativity Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Soul of Nations Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cascade Pacific Resource Conservation and Development N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 650
Center For Employment Training Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 12,017
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Children's Day School Inc San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,800,000
St. Perpetua Parish Contra Costa Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Compassion Over Killing, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Synapse School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Cross Catholic Outreach, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sri Sarveshwari Samooh Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 3,211,617

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition CO Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,400
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,500
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
The Taylor Family Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Dome of Hope Organization Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Today's Youth Matter CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania PA Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Eisenhower Exchange Fellowships Inc PA International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Episcopal Relief and Development VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
United States Equestrian Team Foundation Inc NJ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of California San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2019 143,750
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. MD Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 694,425

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Jazz United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 16,000
Boise Public Schools Education Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of Bend, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
BVM Capacity Building Institute Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Canine Companions for Independence United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Southern Oregon University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,500
Center for the Study of Services United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Charlie Cart Project United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Childrens Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Civil Rights Corps United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
St. Baldrick's Foundation Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
COLTURA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 -15,525
State Educational Technology Directors Association United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 -20,000
Page SUM 183,425

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13280 records found.