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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Compassion and Choices N/A NH United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
SV Home Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 400
California Poets in the School Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Cancer 101 Inc N/A NY United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
The Environmental Justice Coalition for Water N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Dress for Success Triangle, NC N/A NC United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
The Museum of the African Diaspora San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Chapter 510 Ink Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,300
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Elkhart Lake Historical Society, Inc. N/A WI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 3,744,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sanergy, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Children Federation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Santa Fe Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 118,100
Save the Children Federation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Save the Harbor Save the Bay Inc Boston Fish Pier N/A Environment Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Sankara Nethralaya OM Trust Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,400
Sankaty Head Foundation, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Santa Paula Art Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Barbara Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Barbara Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,025
Santa Barbara Museum of Art N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,867
Save The Waves Coalition N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Save The Waves Coalition N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sarah Lawrence College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Sawa for Development and Aid N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sarah Lawrence College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 212,392

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Nevada Childrens Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sigma Nu Educational Foundation Inc. VA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 2,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sierra Nevada College NV Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Sigma XI The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc NC Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 49,900
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Nevada College NV Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Silent Bot Deadly STEM Education Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,313
Silicon Valley Leadership Group CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 -6,352
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Page SUM 140,261

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Compassion and Choices United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
SV Home United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 400
California Poets in the School United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Cancer 101 Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
The Environmental Justice Coalition for Water United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Dress for Success Triangle, NC United States Workforce Development Corporate Advised 2019 200
The Museum of the African Diaspora United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Chapter 510 Ink United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,300
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Elkhart Lake Historical Society, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 3,744,850

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13280 records found.