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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
California Institute of Technology N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Childrens Cabinet Inc. A Child and Family Resource N/A NV United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
City Fund N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,871,810
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
A Public Space Literary Projects Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Compassion Institute San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Swiss-California Foundation Sonoma CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Cristosal Inc. N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Squash and Education Alliance Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Teton Science Schools N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 7,518,360

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
California Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 300
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Childrens Cabinet Inc. A Child and Family Resource N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
City Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,871,810
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
A Public Space Literary Projects Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Compassion Institute San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Summer Search San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Swiss-California Foundation Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2019 500
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Cristosal Inc. N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Squash and Education Alliance Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Teton Science Schools N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 7,518,360

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Compassion International Incorporated CO International Development Donor Advised 2019 8,208
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 110,000
The Miami Foundation Inc. FL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,347
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Crosspulse CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
TechnoServe Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
The Vahagn Setian Charitable Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 360,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Environmental Leadership Program MD Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,275
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
First Amendment Coalition CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
University of Minnesota Foundation MN Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Forward Justice NC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 872,280

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Shriners Hospitals for Children United States Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Childrens Cabinet Inc. A Child and Family Resource United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
City Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,871,810
College of Adaptive Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Nicholas Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
A Public Space Literary Projects Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Compassion Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Summer Search United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Swiss-California Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Cristosal Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Squash and Education Alliance Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Teton Science Schools United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 7,518,360

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13280 records found.