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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Society of Women Engineers Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
CATO Institute N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Centro Cultural Mexicano N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 300
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 300
Cobscook Community Learning Center N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Communities in Schools of Durham N/A NC United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Arts Council Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Spelman College N/A GA United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 75,000
TechnoServe Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Dash Sports Education Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Downtown Streets Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
The Community Foundation N/A CO United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 130,000
Page SUM 1,528,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Humane Society of Sonoma County Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. Sonoma Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Food for Thought Sonoma Food Security Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria Sonoma Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Equi-Ed Inc Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Equi-Ed Inc Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Sonoma Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Sonoma Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Sonoma County, Inc. Sonoma Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 211,800

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Society of Women Engineers United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
CATO Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Centro Cultural Mexicano United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 300
Christmas in the Park United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 300
Cobscook Community Learning Center United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Communities in Schools of Durham United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
StreetCode Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Arts Council Santa Cruz County United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Spelman College United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 75,000
TechnoServe Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Creative Center of Los Altos United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Dash Sports Education United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Downtown Streets Inc United States Human Services Committee Advised 2019 3,200
The Community Foundation United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 130,000
Page SUM 1,528,900

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13280 records found.