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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 117,737
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,900
Call to Justice San Francisco CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hood River Valley Residents Committee Inc N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Innocence Project, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Annunciation House Inc N/A TX United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Proyecto Juan Diego Inc N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Camp for All Kids N/A MO United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Center For Documentary Studies N/A NC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 51,950
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -300
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 549,487

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Castro Valley Arts Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 117,737
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,900
Call to Justice San Francisco Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. San Mateo Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hood River Valley Residents Committee Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Innocence Project, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Annunciation House Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Proyecto Juan Diego Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Camp for All Kids N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Center For Documentary Studies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for National Progress San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 51,950
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -300
Page SUM 549,987

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Grace Network CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 14,860
The Salvation Army OR Religion Donor Advised 2018 200
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. FL Religion Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Bolinas Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
The Dawn Redwoods Charitable Trust CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Opera San Jose Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute on Aging CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Open Door Ministries CO Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Lazarex Cancer Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 2,600
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 750
Nutrition Coalition DC Food Security Donor Advised 2018 20,000
At the Crossroads CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Lamplighters Music Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Desert Scholarship Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Boise Public Schools Education Foundation Inc ID Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Reach Out Alumni Assistance Network Association CA Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Adventure Cycling Association MT Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Page SUM 138,810

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Castro Valley Arts Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 117,737
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,900
Call to Justice United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
JobTrain, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Hood River Valley Residents Committee Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 200
Innocence Project, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Annunciation House Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Proyecto Juan Diego Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Camp for All Kids United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,500
The Center For Documentary Studies United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Foundation for National Progress United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 51,950
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 4,000
Americans United for Separation of Church and State Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 -300
Page SUM 549,987

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13110 records found.