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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bridgetown Church N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
California Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Shadhika Project, Inc. N/A CO United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 400
Careers Through Culinary Arts Program Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
CATO Institute N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 175,000
Centro Cultural Y De Servicio De Las Americas San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Cobscook Community Learning Center N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 350
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Southern Oregon Inc N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Spirit of America Worldwide N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Sustainable Ocean Alliance Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 606,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bridgetown Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
California Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Shadhika Project, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 400
Careers Through Culinary Arts Program Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
CATO Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 175,000
Centro Cultural Y De Servicio De Las Americas San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Cobscook Community Learning Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 350
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Southern Oregon Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Spirit of America Worldwide N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Sustainable Ocean Alliance Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 606,050

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Smile Train, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Southern Center for Human Rights GA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Burlingame Aquatic Club Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,300
California Policy Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,400
Star Legacy Foundation MN Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Cancer Research Institute Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Catholic Answers Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Sunnyvale Historical Society and Museum Association Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Center for Technology and Civic Life IL Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. NY Other Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Coastside Hope CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Commonwealth Club of California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Bridge School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 353,500
Crisis Text Line NY Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,036,400

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bridgetown Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
California Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Shadhika Project, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 400
Careers Through Culinary Arts Program Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
CATO Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2019 175,000
Centro Cultural Y De Servicio De Las Americas United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Cobscook Community Learning Center United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 350
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
StreetCode Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Southern Oregon Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Spirit of America Worldwide United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Sustainable Ocean Alliance Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 606,050

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13280 records found.