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)
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 780,000
University of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A FL United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Women for Refugee Women N/A England Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,800
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 12,600
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Griffith University N/A QLD Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Symphonic Choir Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alpha Sigma Nu, Inc. N/A WI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Covia Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 903,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2018 780,000
University of San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Women for Refugee Women N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,800
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 12,600
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Griffith University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Symphonic Choir Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alpha Sigma Nu, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Covia Foundation Contra Costa Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 903,200

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Teach for America, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Southern Illinois University Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
GirlVentures CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Occidental College CA Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation VA Health Donor Advised 2018 3,000
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 250
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Small Friends on Nantucket, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
The Ocean Conservancy Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
New Community Church CA Donor Advised 2018 50,000
The Kitchen Sisters Productions CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc PA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
SPUR CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,000
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,000
American Prairie Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 300
Page SUM 720,500

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California Court Appointed Special Advocate Association United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 780,000
University of San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Women for Refugee Women England Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American Association for the Advancement of Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 1,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,800
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers and Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Law Foundation of Silicon Valley United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 12,600
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Griffith University Australia Education Donor Advised 2018 3,100
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Symphonic Choir United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alpha Sigma Nu, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Covia Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Page SUM 903,200

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13110 records found.