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)
American Conservative Union Foundation N/A VA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 958,000
Room to Read San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2018 84,934
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fashion Has Heart N/A MI United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Able Works San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation N/A CT United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
National Council on Teacher Quality N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2018 335
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 2,616,319

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Conservative Union Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 958,000
Room to Read San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 84,934
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fashion Has Heart N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ada's Cafe Santa Clara Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Able Works San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
National Council on Teacher Quality N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 335
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 2,616,319

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Caring Choices Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
NEO Philanthropy NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
College Foundation of the University of Virginia VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Truckee Tahoe Community Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Hope's Corner, Inc. CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 750
Page SUM 1,040,750

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Conservative Union Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 958,000
Room to Read United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sky's the Limit Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2018 84,934
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Fashion Has Heart United States Health Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Ada's Cafe United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Able Works United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 475,000
National Council on Teacher Quality United States Education Donor Advised 2018 335
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Gideon Hausner Jewish Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 2,616,319

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13110 records found.