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)
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,756,250
Rotaplast International, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Salk Institute for Biological Studies N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. N/A NY United States Other Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Christianity Today International N/A IL United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Coastside Adult Day Health Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Shabbat Project Inc N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 95,000
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province N/A MO United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Street Life Ministries San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Spelman College N/A GA United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
TechnoServe Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 3,107,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Americans for Immigrant Justice N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 140,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Aubin Pictures, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Big Sky Community Organization N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Street Life Ministries San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Brooklink, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Spelman College N/A Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
TechnoServe Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
California Indian Museum & Cultural Center Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 22,500
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Darrell C. Swope Middle School N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Community Foundation N/A Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Jewish Federations of North America, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 13,602
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Page SUM 4,581,302

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2019 103,076
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Environmental Health Coalition CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Firelight Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Forward Justice NC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Virginia New Majority Education Fund VA Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Page SUM 559,476

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
RAND Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Revere High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,500
Rotaplast International, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Salk Institute for Biological Studies United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Playhouse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Shabbat Project Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 95,000
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Street Life Ministries United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Spelman College United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
TechnoServe Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Darrell C. Swope Middle School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 285,450

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