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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
California Clubhouse San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Services & Immigrant Rights & Education Network Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Calvary Baptist Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Carb DM, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Society of Chinese Bioscientists in America N/A MD United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2019 66,000
Central Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Chicana Foundation of Northern California San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Christian Science Association of the Pupils of EB Luerssen Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
StoryCorps, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Connecticut College N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Team Rubicon N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
The Character Lab Inc N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Humane League N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Douglas County Museum Foundation N/A OR United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,266,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
California Clubhouse San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Services & Immigrant Rights & Education Network Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Calvary Baptist Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Carb DM, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Society of Chinese Bioscientists in America N/A Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2019 66,000
Central Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Chicana Foundation of Northern California San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Christian Science Association of the Pupils of EB Luerssen Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
StoryCorps, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Connecticut College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Team Rubicon N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
The Character Lab Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Humane League N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Douglas County Museum Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,266,750

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Business Executives for National Security DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
St. Catherine of Siena School CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation NY Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Centers for Spiritual Living CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation CA Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Child Care Law Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 400
Church of the Epiphany CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Coding It Forward Inc DC Other Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Community Foundation for Monterey County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Community Youth Center CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Desert Aids Project CA Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Teachers College Columbia University NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
The UMASS Memorial Foundation Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 605,975
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 1,957,925

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Breakthrough Silicon Valley United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
California Clubhouse United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Services & Immigrant Rights & Education Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Calvary Baptist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Carb DM, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Society of Chinese Bioscientists in America United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2019 66,000
Central Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Chicana Foundation of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Christian Science Association of the Pupils of EB Luerssen United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
StoryCorps, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Connecticut College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Team Rubicon United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
The Character Lab Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Douglas County Museum Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,266,750

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13280 records found.