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)
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
JustLeadershipUSA, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Koinonia Foster Homes, Inc. N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Dogs for the Deaf, Inc. N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Rising World Incorporation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 11,600
Sacred Heart Church and School N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Faith in Action Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,250
Santa Barbara Education Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
All Five San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 107,500
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education N/A IL United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 205,000
Forward Justice N/A NC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 1,106,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Etz Chayim Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
JustLeadershipUSA, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Koinonia Foster Homes, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Dogs for the Deaf, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Rising World Incorporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 11,600
Sacred Heart Church and School N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Faith in Action Bay Area San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
First Church of Christ Scientist Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,250
Santa Barbara Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
All Five San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 107,500
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education N/A Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 205,000
Forward Justice N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 1,106,600

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Lava Mae CA Health Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Contra Costa Jewish Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Delancey Street California CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Liberty in North Korea CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Drexel University PA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Saint Matthew Lutheran Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Encircle Family and Youth Resource Center UT Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Evidence Action, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Fellowship BMEC Inc PA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Shabbat Project Inc NY Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Adventure Resources NC Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Alpha Sigma Nu, Incorporated WI Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 519,900

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Etz Chayim United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
JustLeadershipUSA, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Koinonia Foster Homes, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Dogs for the Deaf, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Rising World Incorporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 11,600
Sacred Heart Church and School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Education Leaders of Color Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
San Francisco Unified School District United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Faith in Action Bay Area United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
First Church of Christ Scientist United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,250
Santa Barbara Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
All Five United States Education Donor Advised 2019 107,500
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 205,000
Forward Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 1,106,600

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13280 records found.