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 Countysort ascending State Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Niches Land Trust Inc Contra Costa IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Making Waves Foundation Inc Contra Costa CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Salute Military Golf Association Inc Contra Costa MA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,025
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Make-A-Wish of Middle Tennessee, Inc. Contra Costa TN United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc Contra Costa NC United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 500
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Moraga Educational Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Paul's School Contra Costa NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,100
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Impact Melanoma Contra Costa MA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano Contra Costa CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 158,125

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Grantee Bay Area Countysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Niches Land Trust Inc Contra Costa Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Making Waves Foundation Inc Contra Costa Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 31,500
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,500
Salute Military Golf Association Inc Contra Costa Youth Development Corporate Advised 2018 1,025
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa Human Services Corporate Advised 2018 7,500
Make-A-Wish of Middle Tennessee, Inc. Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Kristi Yamaguchi's Always Dream Foundation Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
House of Hope of North Carolina Inc Contra Costa Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2018 500
Junior Achievement of Northern California Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Moraga Educational Foundation Contra Costa Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Paul's School Contra Costa Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2018 6,100
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2018 40,000
Impact Melanoma Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Food Bank Contra Costa and Solano Contra Costa Food Security Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 158,125

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Center for Inquiry Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
VMC Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Educational Tall Ship CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 100,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship CO Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology CA Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 50,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2018 25,000
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Generation SERVE TX Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Women's Foundation of California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 -2,500
Assyrian Arts Institute CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,045
Brooklyn Community Bail Fund, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Mission Hospice & Home Care Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Silicon Valley De-Bug CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,600
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -250
The Niskanen Center, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Catholic Worker Hospitality House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 -250
Presbyterian Church of Jackson Hole WY Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 717,345

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Clara Fire Safe Council United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Marshall Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
St. Mary's Catholic School United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,500
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Charlotte Center for Urban Ministry Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Maryland College Park Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Innovations for Poverty Action United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Press Institute for Women in the Developing World United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2018 10,200
Learning Ally Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Contemplative Outreach Ltd United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Association for Computing Machinery United States Sciences Corporate Advised 2018 8,000
Room to Read United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Publica, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Asia United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2018 1,000
Madeira School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 2,600
University of Florida United States Education Corporate Advised 2018 100,000
Nine Lives Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 193,300

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