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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Cignition, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Cole Valley Improvement Association San Francisco CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Lawrence Elementary and Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Community Foundation of Jackson Hole N/A WY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Student Conservation Association, Inc. N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Cooperate Inc N/A NY United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Springboard Collaborative N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Teens for Food Justice N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,550
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International N/A GA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Defenders of Wildlife N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
The Salvation Army N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 21,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The University of Edinburgh N/A Scotland Education Donor Advised 2019 368,188
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 62,500
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 440
Family House, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,218,678

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Cignition, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Cole Valley Improvement Association San Francisco Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Lawrence Elementary and Middle School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Community Foundation of Jackson Hole N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Student Conservation Association, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Cooperate Inc N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Springboard Collaborative N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Teens for Food Justice N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,550
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Defenders of Wildlife N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 21,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The University of Edinburgh N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 368,188
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 62,500
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 440
Family House, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,218,678

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Child and Family Research and Training Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Church of God CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 275
Community Equity Collaborative CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
The Knowledge House Fellowship Inc NY Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Salvation Army VA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Desert Aids Project CA Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Teach Plus Incorporated MA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Unitarian Universalist Service Committee Inc MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University Corporation at Monterey Bay CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fiat Lux Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Village Health Works NY Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Page SUM 963,075

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Cignition, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Cole Valley Improvement Association United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Lawrence Elementary and Middle School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Community Foundation of Jackson Hole United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Student Conservation Association, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Cooperate Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Springboard Collaborative United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Teens for Food Justice United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,550
The Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 21,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The University of Edinburgh Scotland Education Donor Advised 2019 368,188
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 62,500
Escuela Xochitl Tonatiuh Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 440
Family House, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,218,678

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13280 records found.