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 descending Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Defenders of Wildlife N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Dream Big Nevada N/A NV United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Mary Hare Foundation N/A England Education Donor Advised 2019 1,300
The Salvation Army San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Defenders of Wildlife N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Dream Big Nevada N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Mary Hare Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,300
The Salvation Army San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Defenders of Wildlife United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Dream Big Nevada United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Mary Hare Foundation England Education Donor Advised 2019 1,300
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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13280 records found.