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, 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)
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Francisco Jewish Comm Publications San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
San Jose News Bureau N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sequoia Union High School District San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 350
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Central Arts Alliance N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 22,800
Chicago Community Loan Fund N/A IL United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Christ Community Church of Milpitas Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Coachart Org N/A CA United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Common Justice N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 75,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Story of Stuff Project Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Community Partners N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Susquehanna University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,128
Teach Plus Incorporated N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Page SUM 897,072

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Francisco Jewish Comm Publications San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 500
San Jose News Bureau N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sequoia Union High School District San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
CALmatters N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 350
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Central Arts Alliance N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 22,800
Chicago Community Loan Fund N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Christ Community Church of Milpitas Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Coachart Org N/A Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Common Justice N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 75,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Community Partners N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Susquehanna University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,128
Teach Plus Incorporated N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Page SUM 897,072

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Health Foundation Ctr for Health Program Management CA Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Sobrato Early Academic Language Program CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Southern Oregon University Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2019 200
St. Augustine's Episcopal Chapel TN Religion Donor Advised 2019 18,000
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Catholic Charities of Los Angeles CA Other Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Youth Wellness CA Health Donor Advised 2019 24,100
Christopher Newport University Educational Foundation Inc VA Education Donor Advised 2019 -866
Code for America Labs CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Community Christian Alternative Academy IL Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Community Solutions International Inc NY Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 190,000
Cooperate Inc NY Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Center for Advancing Innovation Inc MD Sciences Donor Advised 2019 600,000
The Jewish Federations of North America, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2019 13,602
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Denison University OH Education Donor Advised 2019 -20,000
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
The Primary School - East Palo Alto CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,166,667
Page SUM 4,163,453

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Room to Read United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
California Academy of Sciences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Francisco Jewish Comm Publications United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
San Jose News Bureau United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sequoia Union High School District United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 350
Silicon Valley Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Central Arts Alliance United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 22,800
Chicago Community Loan Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Christ Community Church of Milpitas United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Coachart Org United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Common Justice United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 75,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Story of Stuff Project United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Community Partners United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Susquehanna University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,128
Page SUM 757,072

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13280 records found.