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)
Chinese for Affirmative Action San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Clemson University Foundation N/A SC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Stfyc International Yacht Racing Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Cutting Ball Theater San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,750
The Bronx Documentary Center N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Harker School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Doctors of the World-USA Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
East Palo Alto Academy San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300
The Triangle Nonprofit & Volunteer Leadership Center N/A NC United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Theiss Research N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,625
Town School for Boys San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000,000
Page SUM 10,313,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Scholarship America Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 68,000
Sea The World Productions, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
School for Social Entrepreneurs N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Seattle Art Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
School Garden Project of Lane County N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Seattle Children's Playgarden N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Seattle Clemency Project N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Second Amendment Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
School of Choice Education Organization N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
School of Choice Education Organization N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 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
Science from Scientists Inc N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,703,100

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Silver Creek High School CA Education Committee Advised 2019 2,000
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sky's the Limit Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Sobrato Early Academic Language Program CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,500,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee MI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -200
SilverLining, Inc. DC Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
SLS CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sobrato Early Academic Language Program CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sobrato Early Academic Language Program CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Simi Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur Generalate MA Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Small Business Majority Foundation Inc CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 100,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Sierra Mountain Music Camp CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600
Page SUM 3,812,150

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Chinese for Affirmative Action United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Clemson University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Stfyc International Yacht Racing Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Cutting Ball Theater United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,750
The Bronx Documentary Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Harker School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Doctors of the World-USA Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
East Palo Alto Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300
The Triangle Nonprofit & Volunteer Leadership Center United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Theiss Research United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,625
Town School for Boys United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000,000
Page SUM 10,313,650

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13280 records found.