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)
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. N/A VA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Collaborative for Academic Social and Emotional Learning N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Education Trust Inc Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Community Foundation of New Jersey N/A NJ United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 495,000
Compass Family Services San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Faith in Action Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 1,000
First Civilizations Inc N/A MO United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Skanner Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Aubin Pictures, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 72,696
Forward Justice N/A NC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 159,500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
St. Simon Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,500
Summit Public Schools San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Syrian American Medical Society Foundation N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 1,426,896

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sepsis Alliance N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 500
Shri Radhika Center for Education, Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Shakespeare Play On N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Shri Radhika Center for Education, Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 19,000
Shaping Lagos Social Club N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Share Our Spare N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Secular Student Alliance N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 180,000
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
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Share Our Strength Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
She Wins A NJ Nonprofit Corporation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 779,700

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Sinai Health System IL Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet MO Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Smile Train, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Sinai Health System IL Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Smile Train, Inc. NY Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 23,368
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Siskiyou Community Food Bank CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Smile Train, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Siskiyou Opportunity Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sisters of the Road OR Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400
Smile Train, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Committee Advised 2019 60,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 487,768

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
St Anthony Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Western Kentucky University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Women Donors Network United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
CAIR Foundation Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Trout United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 16,000
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,200
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Servant Partners, Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 250
Center for Youth Wellness United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Chatham Animal Rescue and Education Inc United States Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 200
Chinese American International School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Claremont McKenna College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Committee of 100 Inc United States Immigration Corporate Advised 2019 57,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 577,050

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