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)
Senior Coastsiders Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
California Trout San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,800
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Catholic Charities of Dallas Inc N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Center for Youth Wellness San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Chinese Christian Herald Crusades Inc. Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
St. Catherine of Siena School San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,720
Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation N/A NY United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Support for Families of Children with Disabilities San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Gubbio Project, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 62,620

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Senior Coastsiders Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
California Trout San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,800
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Catholic Charities of Dallas Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Center for Youth Wellness San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Chinese Christian Herald Crusades Inc. Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
St. Catherine of Siena School San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,720
Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Support for Families of Children with Disabilities San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
CuriOdyssey San Mateo Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Gubbio Project, Inc. San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 62,620

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Ravenswood Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,600,000
Regents of the University of California at San Diego CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Rutgers University Foundation NJ Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
San Domenico School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation CT Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 330,000
Seattle Children's Playgarden WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
After School Matters IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
SLS CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
South Yuba River Citizens League CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Stanford Health Care 227 CA Health Donor Advised 2019 750
Cancer Commons CA Health Donor Advised 2019 310,000
Castlemans Awareness & Research Effort CA Health Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Center for Responsible Travel DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 44,900
Christianity Today International IL Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Coastside Adult Day Health Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Page SUM 2,638,550

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Center for Global Development United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Chapel and York Foundation, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 160,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,850,000
Community Gatepath United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,103
Stagebridge United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cornell University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 350
Tabard Theatre Company United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Detroit Justice Center United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St Edward Central Catholic High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Access Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Nest School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ecumenical Chaplaincy for the Homeless Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Sato Project, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Voter Participation Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Enterprise for Youth United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 4,386,453

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13280 records found.