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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Summit Public Schools San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 750
Synapse School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St Anthony Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Texas Tribune Inc N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2019 350,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
The San Jose Public Library Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 80,000
The Voter Participation Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Tides Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 17,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College N/A NH United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 100,000
City of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,850,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,103
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cornell University N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Valley Christian Schools Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 3,934,103

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Solutions Journalism Network Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Society of Saint Vincent De Paul Council of Los Angeles N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Southern Oregon University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,500
Solve N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Society of St Vincent de Paul N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Society of St. Vincent de Paul in the Archdiocese of Boston N/A Religion Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
South Creek Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 7,000
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 495,544
South Florida PBS Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
South King County Food Coalition N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
South Omo Peoples' Development Association N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
South Texas Human Rights Center N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Society of Women Engineers N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 55,000
South Yuba River Citizens League N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Society of Women Engineers N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 55,000
Southern California Association of Non Profit Housing Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 1,259,244

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St Louis Science Center Foundation MO Sciences Corporate Advised 2019 40,000
Sovereign Order of Malta - Western Association CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,282
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc CA Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 30,000
Sri Sarveshwari Samooh CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
St Marys Center CA Other Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Spanish Peaks Community Foundation MT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
St Anthony Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
St Marys Food Bank Alliance AZ Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Spark Program Inc CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Sourashtra Dhaan Organization TX General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 300
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology SD Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Southern New Hampshire University NH Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Solar Cookers International CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 405,982

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Summit Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 750
Synapse School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St Anthony Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Texas Tribune Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 350,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
The San Jose Public Library Foundation United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 80,000
The Voter Participation Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 17,000
Trustees of Dartmouth College United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 100,000
City of San Jose United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 25,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,850,000
Community Gatepath United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,103
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of Southern California United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cornell University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Valley Christian Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 3,934,103

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13280 records found.