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)
Charities Aid Foundation America N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 100,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 5,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 3,000,000
Community Foundation of San Carlos San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2020 1,000
San Mateo County Health Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Chinese Cultural Society of Stockton Corporation N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 100,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 300
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 9,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Solar Cookers International N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Spirit of America Worldwide N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Feeding America N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 50,000
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Page SUM 3,295,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2020 5,000
St. Raymond Catholic Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2020 500
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Equal Opportunity Schools N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 250,000
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Tahirih Justice Center N/A International Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Feminist Majority Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2020 20,000
The Food Project N/A Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2020 500
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Gabriela Lena Frank Creative Academy for Music N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley Incorporated Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
The Voter Participation Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2020 30,000
Greater Flint Hockey Association N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 12,500
Treatments for Epilepsy and Symptoms of Slc13a5 Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2020 450,000
U C Santa Cruz Foundation Santa Cruz Education Donor Advised 2020 30,000
HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Page SUM 1,003,700

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 250
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Donor Advised 2020 4,000
Digital Nest Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Spark Program Inc IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 11,250
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 500
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Family Action Network Movement Inc. FL Community Development Donor Advised 2020 30,000
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
The Baker Institute for Children With Hearing Loss CA Health Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Feeding the Gulf Coast AL Food Security Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano CA Food Security Donor Advised 2020 1,000
The Health Trust CA Health Donor Advised 2020 200
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm CA Other Donor Advised 2020 1,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University CA Education Donor Advised 2020 2,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 3,500
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 200
Page SUM 2,108,400

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 5,000
St. Raymond Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 500
Environment California Research & Policy Center, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Equal Opportunity Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2020 250,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Tahirih Justice Center United States International Development Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Family Giving Tree United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Feminist Majority Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2020 20,000
The Food Project United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm United States Other Donor Advised 2020 500
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2020 5,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Gabriela Lena Frank Creative Academy for Music United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Girls on the Run of Silicon Valley Incorporated United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 200
The Voter Participation Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 30,000
Greater Flint Hockey Association United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 12,500
Treatments for Epilepsy and Symptoms of Slc13a5 Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2020 450,000
U C Santa Cruz Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2020 30,000
HIAS and Council Migration Service of Philadelphia United States Immigration Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Page SUM 1,003,700

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14797 records found.