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)
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. N/A MD United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,756,250
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. N/A NY United States Other Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Christianity Today International N/A IL United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Coastside Adult Day Health Center San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Stowarzyszenie Otwarte Klatki N/A Poland Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,100,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Special Olympics North Carolina, Inc. N/A NC United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Team4Tech Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 543
The Children's Book Bank N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Humane League N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,211,500
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The UC Davis Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
First Presbyterian Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,800
Page SUM 5,894,293

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,756,250
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Christianity Today International N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Coastside Adult Day Health Center San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Stowarzyszenie Otwarte Klatki N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,100,000
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Special Olympics North Carolina, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Team4Tech Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 543
The Children's Book Bank N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Humane League N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,211,500
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The UC Davis Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
First Presbyterian Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,800
Page SUM 5,894,293

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Healthy Kids Brighter Future Incorporated ME Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Impact Justice CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
Intermuseum Conservation Association OH Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Jackson County Child Abuse Task Force OR Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,600
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Kansas University Endowment Association KS Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 725
Page SUM 5,070,075

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Centre for Effective Altruism England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,756,250
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Christianity Today International United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Coastside Adult Day Health Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Stowarzyszenie Otwarte Klatki Poland Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,100,000
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Special Olympics North Carolina, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Team4Tech Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2019 543
The Children's Book Bank United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,211,500
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The UC Davis Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Episcopal Relief and Development United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
First Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,800
Page SUM 5,894,293

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13280 records found.