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)
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Museum of Contemporary Art N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Chalkbeat, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Children Incorporated N/A VA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,500
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People N/A MD United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Park Foundation N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame Inc San Mateo CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
College and Community Fellowship, Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 165,103
No Bully San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Nevada Policy Research Institute N/A NV United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Compass High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Oasis Legal Services Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 8,200
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pacific University N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Delta Upsilon Educational Foundation, Inc. N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2019 16,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Montalvo Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Museum of Contemporary Art N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Chalkbeat, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Children Incorporated N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,500
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Park Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame Inc San Mateo Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
College and Community Fellowship, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 165,103
No Bully San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Nevada Policy Research Institute N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Compass High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Oasis Legal Services Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 8,200
Opera San Jose Incorporated Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pacific University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Delta Upsilon Educational Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 16,000
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Public Health Institute CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Families Against Mandatory Minimums Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
First Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,800
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Foundation for Excellence, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,600
Friends of Camp Mather CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Robert Cooper Audubon Society IN Environment Donor Advised 2019 18,150
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Gathering 4 Gardner Inc MI Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Glaucoma Research Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Joaquin A Plus Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 37,500
Go-Ye Fellowship CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund DC Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sierra Watch CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400
St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 1,266,450

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Montalvo Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Museum of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Chalkbeat, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Children Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,500
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
National Park Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
College and Community Fellowship, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 165,103
No Bully United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Nevada Policy Research Institute United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Compass High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Oasis Legal Services United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 8,200
Opera San Jose Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Pacific University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Delta Upsilon Educational Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 16,000
Page SUM 981,253

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13280 records found.