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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 8,000
The Courage Campaign Institute N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Knowledge House Fellowship Inc N/A NY United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
The UCLA Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Thrive Public Schools N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Equitable Food Initiative N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,625
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
Truckee Donner Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
United States Association for UNHCR N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Galilee Center N/A CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
University of Nebraska Foundation N/A NE United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Urban Age Institute Sonoma CA United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
GirlVentures Alameda CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 207,175

Pages

13280 records found.
Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Social Good Brasil N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 7,000
SMART Liberia N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Siskiyou Opportunity Center N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Siskiyou Sansui Do Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Smile Train, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Sistema Infantil Teleton USA N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Smile Train, Inc. N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Sister Carmen Community Center Inc N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Smile Train, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sister Song, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Smile Train, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 750
Smith Farm LTD N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Sierra Nevada College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Sierra Nevada College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Nevada Journeys N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sierra Pregnancy & Health N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 550
Sierra Senior Services N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sidekick Foundation Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 61,312
Page SUM 194,862

Pages

13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Southern Oregon University Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2019 5,500
Society of Women Engineers CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Solstice Initiative Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2019 450
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 300
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Society of Women Engineers IL Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 55,000
Solutions Journalism Network Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 23,100
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 250
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Southern California Streets Initiative CA Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 25,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Society of Women Engineers IL Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 55,000
Solutions Journalism Network Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Soroptimist International of the Americas Inc NV Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Southern Center for Human Rights GA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 907,350

Pages

12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Downtown Streets, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 8,000
The Courage Campaign Institute United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Knowledge House Fellowship Inc United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Committee Advised 2019 100,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Thrive Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Equitable Food Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,625
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
Truckee Donner Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Foundation for Hispanic Education United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
United States Association for UNHCR United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm United States Other Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Galilee Center United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
University of Nebraska Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Urban Age Institute United States International Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
GirlVentures United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 207,175

Pages

13280 records found.