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)
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Foundation for Monterey County N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Water Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
StrongMinds, Inc. N/A NJ United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Cool Effect Inc N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sports Humanitarian Group, Inc. N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust USA Inc N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Deep Vellum Publishing N/A TX United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Dragon Productions Theatre Company San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
The Marine Mammal Center Marin CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
The Salvation Army N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat Al-Salam N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation Alameda CA United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 500
The University Corporation San Francisco State San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Foundation for Monterey County N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Water Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 250
StrongMinds, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Cool Effect Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sports Humanitarian Group, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust USA Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Deep Vellum Publishing N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Dragon Productions Theatre Company San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
The Marine Mammal Center Marin Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
The Salvation Army N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat Al-Salam N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation Alameda Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 500
The University Corporation San Francisco State San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 507,800

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,500
San Francisco Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Save Our Wild Salmon Coalition WA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Society of St Vincent de Paul OR Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Academy of Sciences CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,500
St. Francis Sailing Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Careers Through Culinary Arts Program Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
StreetCode Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
CATO Institute DC Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Childrens Health Council Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Community Gatepath CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Page SUM 438,550

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Chabad of Greater South Bay United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Foundation for Monterey County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Water Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
StrongMinds, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Cool Effect Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sports Humanitarian Group, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust USA Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Deep Vellum Publishing United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Dragon Productions Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
The Marine Mammal Center United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat Al-Salam United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
American Non-Smokers Rights Foundation United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 500
The University Corporation San Francisco State United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 507,800

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13280 records found.