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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Sequoia High School Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Callipeplon Society N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Canyon Oaks Youth Center San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Centerville Presbyterian Church Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Chess-in-the-Schools, Inc. N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation N/A CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2019 80,000
Common Cause Education Fund N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Community Music Center San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Teach Plus Incorporated N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 467,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Sequoia High School Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Callipeplon Society N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Canyon Oaks Youth Center San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Centerville Presbyterian Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Chess-in-the-Schools, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation N/A Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2019 80,000
Common Cause Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Community Music Center San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Teach Plus Incorporated N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 467,750

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Monterey Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 30,000
My Sisters House CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
National Council on Teacher Quality DC Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Venture Fund DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 338,000
One Acre Fund NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Parents Helping Parents Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 600
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Piney Woods School MS Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Planned Parenthood Shasta Diablo Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Regents of the University of California CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Alliance for Youth Achievement CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Results in Education Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2019 1,550,000
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 105,000
Page SUM 2,350,550

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Sequoia High School Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
California Academy of Sciences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Callipeplon Society United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Silicon Valley Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Canyon Oaks Youth Center United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Centerville Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Chess-in-the-Schools, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2019 80,000
Common Cause Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Community Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Congregation Kol Emeth United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Teach Plus Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 467,750

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13280 records found.