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)
California Clubhouse San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Services & Immigrant Rights & Education Network Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Calvary Baptist Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Carb DM, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Society of Chinese Bioscientists in America N/A MD United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2019 66,000
Central Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Chicana Foundation of Northern California San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Christian Science Association of the Pupils of EB Luerssen Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
StoryCorps, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Connecticut College N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Team Rubicon N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
The Character Lab Inc N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Humane League N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Douglas County Museum Foundation N/A OR United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Page SUM 1,269,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Unitarian Universalist Church of Tucson N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Unity Shoppe Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Median Foundation Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 120,000
University of Washington Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Verbum Dei High School N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
War Child UK N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woodrow Wilson Academy of Teaching and Learning Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Yavneh Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Allied Media Projects, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Youth Radio Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Society for the Protection of Nature Israel Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 21,000
Bard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 585,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California Clubhouse United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Services & Immigrant Rights & Education Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Calvary Baptist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Carb DM, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Society of Chinese Bioscientists in America United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2019 66,000
Central Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Chicana Foundation of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Christian Science Association of the Pupils of EB Luerssen United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
StoryCorps, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Connecticut College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Team Rubicon United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
The Character Lab Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Douglas County Museum Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Page SUM 1,269,750

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13280 records found.