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)
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sheriffs Advisory Board of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 400
Sinai Health System N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Carroll College N/A MT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Center for Asian American Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Solutions Journalism Network Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Childfund International USA N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,054
Cinequest, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Colgate University Treasurers Office N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Lawrence University N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Community Youth Center Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Student Defense Initiative Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Cooperativa de Artesanos Indigenas de Sonora N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,200
Springboard Collaborative N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Teens for Food Justice N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American Immigration Council N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 727,154

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sheriffs Advisory Board of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 400
Sinai Health System N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Carroll College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Center for Asian American Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Solutions Journalism Network Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Childfund International USA N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,054
Cinequest, Inc. Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Colgate University Treasurers Office N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Lawrence University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Community Youth Center Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Student Defense Initiative Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Cooperativa de Artesanos Indigenas de Sonora N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,200
Springboard Collaborative N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Teens for Food Justice N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American Immigration Council N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Edgewood Center for Children and Families CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
United Negro College Fund, Inc. DC Education Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
American River Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Faith in Texas - Pico TX Religion Donor Advised 2019 150,000
First Look Media Works Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 45,000
University of Puget Sound WA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Foundation for African Medicine and Education CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 24,000
VMC Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
West Valley Community Services of Santa Clara County, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Gateway of Hope Inc FL International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
GLAAD Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Woke Inc. VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Worldwide Leadership Council, Inc. CT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 334,950

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sheriffs Advisory Board of Santa Clara County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 400
Sinai Health System United States Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Carroll College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Center for Asian American Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Solutions Journalism Network Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
CHAC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Childfund International USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,054
Cinequest, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Colgate University Treasurers Office United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Lawrence University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Community Youth Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Student Defense Initiative United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Cooperativa de Artesanos Indigenas de Sonora Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,200
Springboard Collaborative United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Teens for Food Justice United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American Immigration Council United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 727,154

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13280 records found.