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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Bountiful Churchyards Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
California Chicano Newsmedia Association Inc N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Services & Immigrant Rights & Education Network Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 15,000
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Capoeira Center of New York Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern N/A NV United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley N/A TX United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
CHICAGO RUN N/A IL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 13,650
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 80,000
StoryCorps, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Connect Community Charter School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Team HLA Inc N/A NJ United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 1,410,850

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Bountiful Churchyards Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
California Chicano Newsmedia Association Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Services & Immigrant Rights & Education Network Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 15,000
CALmatters N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Capoeira Center of New York Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
CHICAGO RUN N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 13,650
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 80,000
StoryCorps, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Connect Community Charter School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Team HLA Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 1,410,850

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Trust for Conservation Innovation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Unitarian Universalist Justice Ministry of California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
University College London Friends Alumni Association, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of Maryland MD Education Donor Advised 2019 80,000
African Library Project CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Fiat Lux Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Upward Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Village Harvest Corporation CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fremont Union High Schools Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Fund for the Boston Public Library Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
William James Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,500
Girls To Women CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Goat Peak Ranch, Inc. MT Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 200,700

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Bountiful Churchyards United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Breakthrough Silicon Valley United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
California Chicano Newsmedia Association Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Services & Immigrant Rights & Education Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 15,000
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Capoeira Center of New York Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
CHICAGO RUN United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 13,650
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 80,000
StoryCorps, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Connect Community Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Team HLA Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 1,410,850

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13280 records found.