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)
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Children's Council of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
St. Paul Church San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Compassion Outreach of America N/A LA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Summit Land Conservancy N/A UT United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
SquashBusters, Inc. N/A MA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Dublin High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 111,327
Emmaus Inn Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Evergreen State College Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
The Voter Participation Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 610,000
FCL Educational Fund N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 907,027

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Children's Council of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
St. Paul Church San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Compassion Outreach of America N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Summit Land Conservancy N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500
SquashBusters, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Dublin High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 111,327
Emmaus Inn Ministries Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Evergreen State College Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
The Voter Participation Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 610,000
FCL Educational Fund N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 907,027

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cornell University IA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
DigDeep Right to Water Project CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,050
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Voter Participation Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
EarthEnable MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society EMGS FL Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College NH Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Fair Oaks Community Center of Redwood City CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
First Church of Christ Scientist CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,250
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 70,000
University of Montana Foundation MT Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. MD Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Page SUM 6,994,900

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Children's Council of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
St. Paul Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Foundation Sonoma County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Compassion Outreach of America United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Summit Land Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
SquashBusters, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Dublin High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 111,327
Emmaus Inn Ministries United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Evergreen State College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
The Voter Participation Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 610,000
FCL Educational Fund United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 907,027

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13280 records found.