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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Collective Heritage Institute San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Community Foundation of San Benito County N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Compass Family Services San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Success Academy Charter Schools Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Temple Emanu-El of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
The Edible Schoolyard Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Delancey Street California San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Dream City Mission Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Miami Foundation Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
The University of Texas at Austin N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 500,000
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