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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Foundation for Monterey County N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Water Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
StrongMinds, Inc. N/A NJ United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Cool Effect Inc N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sports Humanitarian Group, Inc. N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust USA Inc N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Deep Vellum Publishing N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Dragon Productions Theatre Company San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
The Salvation Army N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
The University Corporation San Francisco State San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Esalen Institute N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Foundation for Monterey County N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Water Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 250
StrongMinds, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Cool Effect Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sports Humanitarian Group, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust USA Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Deep Vellum Publishing N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Dragon Productions Theatre Company San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
The University Corporation San Francisco State San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Esalen Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,042,300

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Institute for Nonprofit News United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,529
Intertribal Friendship House United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
A New Way of Life Reentry Project United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Felidae Conservation Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
St. James United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Street Level Health Project United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 30,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 4,090
Arizona State University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,393
The Clearity Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
The International Institute of The Bay Area United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Batgap Non Profit United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Bering Sea Womens Group United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Praxis Project, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
The UCLA Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
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