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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Chapman University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 130,853
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Stand for Children Leadership Center N/A OR United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Cornell University N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Taft Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Against Malaria Foundation N/A PA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St Jude Memorial Foundation United States Catholic Conferenc N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 6,500
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 75,000
The Sentencing Project N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Exhibition District Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 53,500
Trustees of Princeton University N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Unbound N/A KS United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,160
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 768,713

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Chapman University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 130,853
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Stand for Children Leadership Center N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Cornell University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Taft Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Against Malaria Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St Jude Memorial Foundation United States Catholic Conferenc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 6,500
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 75,000
The Sentencing Project N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Exhibition District Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 53,500
Trustees of Princeton University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Unbound N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,160
United Way of the Bay Area San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 768,713

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church MD Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CHAC CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Community Gatepath CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 874
The Eagle Academy Foundation, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 18,500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600
Culver City Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The San Jose Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust KY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
East Bay Community Law Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Teens for Food Justice NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Tim Griffith Memorial Foundation Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Edgewood High School Alumni Association Inc OH Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
United Religions CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 604,174

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Chapman University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 130,853
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Stand for Children Leadership Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Cornell University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Taft Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Against Malaria Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St Jude Memorial Foundation United States Catholic Conferenc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 6,500
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 75,000
The Sentencing Project United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Exhibition District United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 53,500
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Unbound United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,160
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 768,713

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13280 records found.