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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Family House, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Westside Baby N/A WA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
EBP Chile SpA N/A Chile Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,990
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Anti-Defamation League N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon State University Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catlin Gabel School N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet N/A MO United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bethel Church of Redding N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Equality California Institute N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cultural Heritage Imaging San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Back On My Feet N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Partners for Change Tri-valley Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Ayudando Latinos a Sonar N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,941,640

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Family House, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Westside Baby N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
EBP Chile SpA N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,990
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Anti-Defamation League N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon State University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catlin Gabel School N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bethel Church of Redding N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Equality California Institute N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cultural Heritage Imaging San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Back On My Feet N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Partners for Change Tri-valley Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Ayudando Latinos a Sonar N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,941,640

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Jennings County Community Foundation Inc IN Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Union of Concerned Scientists, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Upstream Policy Institute Inc. ME Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Code for America Labs CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 8,500
International Consortium of Investigative Journalists Inc DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
FWD.us Education Fund DC Education Donor Advised 2018 9,171,963
Maitri Charitable Trust CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
San Francisco Martime National Park Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Omni Commons CA Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 400
Community Foundation Sonoma County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,300
Hindu American Foundation DC Religion Donor Advised 2018 300
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Page SUM 9,275,463

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,800,000
Family House, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 50,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Westside Baby United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
EBP Chile SpA Chile Environment Donor Advised 2018 30,990
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Anti-Defamation League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Oregon State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Catlin Gabel School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Kainos Home & Training Center for the Developmentally Disabl United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Bethel Church of Redding United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Equality California Institute United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cultural Heritage Imaging United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
Back On My Feet United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Partners for Change Tri-valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,750
Ayudando Latinos a Sonar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Page SUM 1,941,640

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13110 records found.