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 2019 10,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
CATO Institute N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Centro de Desarrollo Alternativo Indigena, A.C. N/A Mexico International Development Donor Advised 2019 35,700
American Academy of Arts and Sciences N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Southern Oregon Inc N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Spirit of America Worldwide N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 32,601
Sustainable Surf N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
TEDX, Inc. N/A CO United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
DataKind N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Primary School - East Palo Alto San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -4,014
Page SUM 1,054,737

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 333,250
Scholar Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
California Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 725
Shadhika Project, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
CATO Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Centro de Desarrollo Alternativo Indigena, A.C. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 35,700
American Academy of Arts and Sciences N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Community Services Agency Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Southern Oregon Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Spirit of America Worldwide N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 32,601
Sustainable Surf N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
TEDX, Inc. N/A Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 1,384,226

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
College Foundation of the University of Virginia VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Community Foundation Sonoma County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 125,000
The Conservation Fund a Nonprofit Corporation VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Compassion International Incorporated CO International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,250
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Miami Foundation Inc. FL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Crossroads Community Church OH Religion Donor Advised 2019 150,000
The Volunteer Center Serving San Francisco and San Mateo Cou CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 433,820
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Environmental Leadership Program MD Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Fair Count, Inc. GA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
First Amendment Coalition CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
University of Montana Foundation MT Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Forward Justice NC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 280,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,682,470

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
California Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 725
Shadhika Project, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
CATO Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Centro de Desarrollo Alternativo Indigena, A.C. Mexico International Development Donor Advised 2019 35,700
American Academy of Arts and Sciences United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Communities In Schools, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
StreetCode Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Community Services Agency United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Southern Oregon Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Spirit of America Worldwide United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 32,601
Sustainable Surf United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
TEDX, Inc. United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
DataKind United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Downtown Streets, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,053,976

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13280 records found.