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)
Smartmeme, Inc. Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
South Florida PBS Inc. N/A FL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Charitable Giving N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 774
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Hope Center, Inc. N/A FL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Stanford Cat Network Santa Clara CA United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 200
Sunday Assembly Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Corporation of Haverford College N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,200
CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
St Thomas Episcopal Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The STAR Center Foundation N/A CO United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Young Center for Immigrant Childrens Rights N/A IL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,306,174

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Smartmeme, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
South Florida PBS Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Charitable Giving N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 774
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Hope Center, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Stanford Cat Network Santa Clara Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 200
Sunday Assembly Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Corporation of Haverford College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc Alameda Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,200
CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
St Thomas Episcopal Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The STAR Center Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Young Center for Immigrant Childrens Rights N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,306,174

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
United States Squash Racquets Association Inc NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Equi-Ed Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Family House, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Utah UT Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Foundation for Sustainable Rule of Law Initiatives CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Venture For America, Inc. NY Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Waikoloa K to 8 PTSA HI Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Friends of the Legal Resources Centre of South Africa DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Georgetown University DC Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 18,100
Global Genes CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,249,480
Greater Bay Area Make A Wish Foundation Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
YWAM Boston Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Homes for Our Troops Inc MA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Page SUM 2,741,380

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Smartmeme, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
South Florida PBS Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Charitable Giving England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 774
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
CollegeSpring Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Hope Center, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Stanford Cat Network United States Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 200
Sunday Assembly Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Corporation of Haverford College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,200
CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
St Thomas Episcopal Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The STAR Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Young Center for Immigrant Childrens Rights United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,306,174

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13280 records found.