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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Chabad at UCSB N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Child Mind Institute Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Church World Service Inc N/A IN United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Code.org N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Community Education Partnerships Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community Success Initiative Inc N/A NC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 270,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Strong City Baltimore N/A MD United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Crisis Text Line N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 550,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
De Pamiri Public Organization N/A Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 29,000
The Living Desert N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,000
The Salvation Army N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Elements of Education Partners N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The University Corporation San Francisco State San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Tidepool Project Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 4,281,100

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Chabad at UCSB N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Child Mind Institute Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Church World Service Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Code.org N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Community Education Partnerships Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community Success Initiative Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 270,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Strong City Baltimore N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Crisis Text Line N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 550,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
De Pamiri Public Organization N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 29,000
The Living Desert N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,000
The Salvation Army N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Elements of Education Partners N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The University Corporation San Francisco State San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Tidepool Project Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 4,281,100

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Teach Plus Incorporated MA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Duke University NC Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 21,800
Unitarian Universalist Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 14,000
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Univeristy of Virginia Alumni Association VA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of Illinois Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Upward Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Fremont Morning Rotary Foundation CA Other Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fuller Theological Seminary CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Weekapaug Foundation for Conservation RI Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
William J. Brennan Jr. Center for Justice, Inc. NY Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,000
GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer MA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
World Institute for Scientific Exploration, Inc. MD Sciences Donor Advised 2019 19,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Hiller Aviation Institute CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 140,900

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Chabad at UCSB United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Child Mind Institute Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Church World Service Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Code.org United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Community Education Partnerships United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community Success Initiative Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 270,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Strong City Baltimore United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Crisis Text Line United States Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Dalai Lama Center for Ethics and Transformative Values United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 550,000
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
De Pamiri Public Organization Tajikistan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 29,000
The Living Desert United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,000
The Salvation Army United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Elements of Education Partners United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The University Corporation San Francisco State United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Tidepool Project United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 4,281,100

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13280 records found.