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)
Siskiyou Community Food Bank N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Carlmont Academic Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Child and Family Research and Training Institute San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Page SUM 1,174,228

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Siskiyou Community Food Bank N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Calaveras Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California Waterfowl Association N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Center of Museum Initiatives N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 23,250
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Chinese for Affirmative Action San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 132,500
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Success Academy Charter Schools Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Conexion Training Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
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
Page SUM 422,550

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St. Joseph School NM Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Bring Change 2 Mind CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
California Family Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings DC Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Children's Hospital Los Angeles CA Health Donor Advised 2019 250
The Edible Schoolyard Project CA Education Donor Advised 2019 335
Citzens of the World Charter Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Colorectal Cancer Alliance Inc DC Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community Music Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 14,500
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
The World Union for Progressive Judaism Ltd NY Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Association CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Daraja Education Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Downtown Streets, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,687,335

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Siskiyou Community Food Bank United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Carlmont Academic Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Child and Family Research and Training Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Code for America Labs United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Page SUM 1,174,228

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13280 records found.