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)
Arts Council Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,400
Austrian Academy of Sciences N/A Austria Education Donor Advised 2019 74,953
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition N/A CO United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Star Struck Productions Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Birch Rock Camp N/A ME United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Conexion Training Inc N/A GA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CorpsAfrica N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
Talkingpoints San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Art of Problem Solving Foundation N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Building Skills Partnership N/A CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Culver Educational Foundation N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Digital Nest Inc. N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Page SUM 1,274,453

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Arts Council Santa Cruz County N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,400
Austrian Academy of Sciences N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 74,953
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Star Struck Productions Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Birch Rock Camp N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Conexion Training Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CorpsAfrica N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
Talkingpoints San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Art of Problem Solving Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Building Skills Partnership N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Culver Educational Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Digital Nest Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
The Four-Eighteen Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Page SUM 1,274,453

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St Denis Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Canary Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Timothy School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Sunday Assembly Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Alliance for Innovative Regulation Institute DC Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2019 200,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for International Environmental Law Inc. DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated CT Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Climate Leadership Council Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Battery Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Common Cause Education Fund DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Community Outreach and Patient Empowerment Inc NM Health Donor Advised 2019 7,000
The Art of Problem Solving Foundation NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Gubbio Project, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Best Buddies International, Inc. FL Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 333,250
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,417,800

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Arts Council Santa Cruz County United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,400
Austrian Academy of Sciences Austria Education Donor Advised 2019 74,953
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Star Struck Productions United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Birch Rock Camp United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Conexion Training Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CorpsAfrica United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
Talkingpoints United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Art of Problem Solving Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Building Skills Partnership United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Culver Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Digital Nest Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
The Four-Eighteen Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Page SUM 1,274,453

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13280 records found.