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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Dome of Hope Organization Inc N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Skid Row Running Club A Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Educational Commission of the States N/A CO United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Faith in Action Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 6,500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
A Wider Bridge San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Forward Justice N/A NC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 280,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Taalim Forum Public Foundation N/A Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St Edward Central Catholic High School N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The AbleGamers Foundation Inc. N/A WV United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Page SUM 1,181,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Dome of Hope Organization Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Skid Row Running Club A Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Educational Commission of the States N/A Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Faith in Action Network Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 6,500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
A Wider Bridge San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Forward Justice N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 280,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Taalim Forum Public Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St Edward Central Catholic High School N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The AbleGamers Foundation Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Page SUM 1,181,500

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Canine Companions for Independence CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Results for Development Institute, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,605,398
Roots Community Health Center CA Health Donor Advised 2019 250
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Young Women's Development CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Chiefs for Change DC Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
San Francisco Parks Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center ME Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Action North Bay CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Convoy of Hope MO Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Shaker Museum and Library NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Page SUM 6,610,348

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Dome of Hope Organization Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Skid Row Running Club A Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Educational Commission of the States United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Faith in Action Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 6,500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
A Wider Bridge United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Forward Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 280,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Taalim Forum Public Foundation Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St Edward Central Catholic High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The AbleGamers Foundation Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Page SUM 1,181,500

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13280 records found.