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)
Civil Rights Corps N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,600,000
St. Barnabas High School N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Steindorf STEAM K-8 Magnet School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
Sunnyvale Singers Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 240
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
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 25,000
The Bhutan Foundation N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Discovery Land Company Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
East Bay Community Law Center Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,000
The Grateful Garment Project Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Painted Turtle N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Edgewood Center for Children and Families San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
The Tiny Tim Center, Inc. N/A CO United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
A Place to Turn Inc N/A MA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,715,990

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
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
Smithsonian Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur Generalate N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Soaringwords, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 26,000
Society for All Round Development N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 55,662
Sisters of the Road N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400
Society for Neuro-Oncology N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Sisters Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Monroe Mich N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Society for Scientific Exploration N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 23,368
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -200
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Skanner Foundation N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 491,980

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Society of St. Vincent de Paul in the Archdiocese of Boston MA Religion Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Sojourners DC Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Somos Mayfair Inc CA Community Development Donor 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
Somos Mayfair Inc CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 2,500
South Bay Clean Creeks Coalition CA Environment Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology SD Sciences Donor Advised 2019 495,544
Southern New Hampshire University NH Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Solar Cookers International CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Somos Mayfair Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
South Bay Clean Creeks Coalition CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
South Florida PBS Inc. FL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Southern Oregon Foundation Supporting A Cure for Cancer OR Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 38,000
Solar Electric Light Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,121,094

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Civil Rights Corps United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,600,000
St. Barnabas High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Steindorf STEAM K-8 Magnet School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
Sunnyvale Singers United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 240
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Bhutan Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Discovery Land Company Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
East Bay Community Law Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,000
The Grateful Garment Project United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Painted Turtle United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Edgewood Center for Children and Families United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
The Tiny Tim Center, Inc. United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
A Place to Turn Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,715,990

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13280 records found.