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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Austrian Academy of Sciences N/A Austria Education Donor Advised 2019 74,953
Chalkbeat, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
California Renters Legal Advocacy and Education Fund Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cancer Commons Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 310,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Community Foundation of San Joaquin Inc N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Compass High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Success Academy Charter Schools Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 21,400
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Ten Strands Marin CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Education Trust N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 16,500
Dream City Mission Church N/A South Korea Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Miami Foundation Inc. N/A FL United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 978
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 6,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 1,025,581

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Austrian Academy of Sciences N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 74,953
Chalkbeat, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
California Renters Legal Advocacy and Education Fund Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cancer Commons Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 310,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Community Foundation of San Joaquin Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Compass High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Success Academy Charter Schools Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 21,400
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Ten Strands Marin Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Education Trust N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 16,500
Dream City Mission Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Miami Foundation Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 978
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 6,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 1,025,581

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community High School Foundation, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Education Trust DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
The Sato Project, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Young Center for Immigrant Childrens Rights IL Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Alpha Sigma Nu, Incorporated WI Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Discovery Land Company Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
East Lynne Theater Company NJ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ten Strands CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
United Service Organizations Inc DC Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2019 300
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Families Against Mandatory Minimums Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
First Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,800
A Home Within, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -1,500
University of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,466
Page SUM 2,554,566

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Austrian Academy of Sciences Austria Education Donor Advised 2019 74,953
Chalkbeat, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
California Renters Legal Advocacy and Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cancer Commons United States Health Donor Advised 2019 310,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Community Foundation of San Joaquin Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Compass High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Success Academy Charter Schools Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 21,400
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Ten Strands United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Education Trust United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 16,500
Dream City Mission Church South Korea Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Miami Foundation Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 978
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 6,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 1,025,581

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13280 records found.