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)
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,720
Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation N/A NY United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Support for Families of Children with Disabilities San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Boston Foundation N/A MA United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Chinese Cultural Society of Stockton Corporation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Clark University N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Committee to Encourage Corporate Philanthropy N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sterling College N/A KS United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Support for Families of Children with Disabilities San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 170,000
Curriki Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Boulevard of Chicago Inc N/A IL United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 307,720

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Sierra Vista Community Chorus Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Academy of Expeditionary Learning N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Sierra Waldorf School N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Watch N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Watch N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Sightline Institute N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sightline Institute N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Sigma Chi Chi Chapter of Chi Eta Phi Sorority Incorporated N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Sigma Kappa Foundation, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sigma Nu Educational Foundation Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Sigma XI The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Silent Bot Deadly STEM Education Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sesame Workshop N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sesame Workshop N/A Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 472,762

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
South Texas Human Rights Center TX International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Solstice Initiative Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2019 24,500
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 110,000
South Yuba River Citizens League CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Southern Oregon University Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province MO Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Solstice Initiative Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Sonoma Valley Teen Services CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee MI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -200
SilverLining, Inc. DC Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
SLS CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sobrato Early Academic Language Program CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Simi Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 338,700

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Beth David United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,720
Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Support for Families of Children with Disabilities United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Boston Foundation United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Chinese Cultural Society of Stockton Corporation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Clark University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Committee to Encourage Corporate Philanthropy United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Congregation Beth David United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sterling College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Support for Families of Children with Disabilities United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 170,000
Curriki United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Boulevard of Chicago Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 307,720

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13280 records found.