Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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)
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,667
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
San Jose Jazz Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Bolinas Museum Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cabrillo Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
California State University Fresno Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 275
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 130,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Charlie's Guys N/A CO United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Civil Rights Corps N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500
St. Barnabas High School N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Comision de Solidaridad y Defensa de los Derechos Humanos A N/A Mexico Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 23,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 15,000
State Voices N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,667
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
San Jose Jazz Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Bolinas Museum Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cabrillo Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 500
California State University Fresno Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 275
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 130,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Charlie's Guys N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Civil Rights Corps N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500
St. Barnabas High School N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Comision de Solidaridad y Defensa de los Derechos Humanos A N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 23,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 15,000
State Voices N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,667
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
San Jose Jazz United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Bolinas Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cabrillo Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
California State University Fresno Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 275
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 130,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Charlie's Guys United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Civil Rights Corps United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500
St. Barnabas High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Comision de Solidaridad y Defensa de los Derechos Humanos A Mexico Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 23,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 15,000
State Voices United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Sunnyvale Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
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13280 records found.