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)
Schools Mentoring & Resource Team San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 750
Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 525,263
Common Counsel Foundation Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Shepherd's Gate Alameda CA United States Other Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Solstice Initiative Inc N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 450
Community Music Center San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Student Conservation Association, Inc. N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 4,500
Cooperate Inc N/A NY United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Spring Branch Education Foundation N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The DeGregorio Family Foundation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Defenders of Wildlife N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 95,000
Dragon Productions Theatre Company San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Corporate Advised 2019 300
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 325
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 984,338

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Share Our Spare N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Seeds of Africa Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Share Our Strength Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Share Our Strength Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400,000
She Wins A NJ Nonprofit Corporation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Servant Partners, Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Self Enhancement Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Shearim Torah High School N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 7,500
School of Choice Education Organization N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
School of Choice Education Organization N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
School of Choice Education Organization N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
SCI Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Science Accessibility Net N/A Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 14,200
Scadding Court Community Center Incorporated N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 60,000
Scenic Hawaii Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 -200
Science Friday Initiative Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Schizophrenia International Research Society Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 3,083,400

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Smithsonian Institute DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 -130,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sistema Infantil Teleton USA TX Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Skanner Foundation OR Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Smuin Ballets - SF CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 10,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sister Carmen Community Center Inc CO Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Ski Charities Corp NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Smuin Ballets - SF CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 30,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sister Song, Inc. GA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Skid Row Housing Trust CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Smuin Ballets - SF CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 130,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc NE Religion Donor Advised 2019 750
Skid Row Running Club A Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 169,700

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Schools Mentoring & Resource Team United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 750
Clinton Health Access Initiative, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 525,263
Common Counsel Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Shepherd's Gate United States Other Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Solstice Initiative Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 450
Community Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Student Conservation Association, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 4,500
Cooperate Inc United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Spring Branch Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The DeGregorio Family Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 95,000
Dragon Productions Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
The Salvation Army United States Religion Corporate Advised 2019 300
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 325
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 984,338

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13280 records found.