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, 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)
Southern Illinois University Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Center for Popular Research, Education and Policy Contra Costa CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Charity Global Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition N/A CO United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 8,300
Community Initiatives San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Starcross Monastic Community Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Confucius Church of Stockton N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
CorpsAfrica N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
Talkingpoints San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Digital Nest Inc. N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250
The Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute N/A NY United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
EarthEnable N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 117,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 20,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Environmental Health Coalition N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,250
Page SUM 907,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Southern Illinois University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Center for Popular Research, Education and Policy Contra Costa Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Charity Global Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 8,300
Community Initiatives San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Starcross Monastic Community Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Confucius Church of Stockton N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
CorpsAfrica N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
Talkingpoints San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Digital Nest Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250
The Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute N/A Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
EarthEnable N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 117,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 20,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Environmental Health Coalition N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,250
Page SUM 907,300

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
UC Santa Barbara Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Essie Justice Group CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Farm Sanctuary, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Food Lifeline WA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fountain Valley School of Colorado CO Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Washington University MO Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 432,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Southern Illinois University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Center for Popular Research, Education and Policy United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Charity Global Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 8,300
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Starcross Monastic Community United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Confucius Church of Stockton United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
CorpsAfrica United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
Talkingpoints United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Digital Nest Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250
The Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute United States Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
EarthEnable United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 117,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 20,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Environmental Health Coalition United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,250
Page SUM 907,300

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13280 records found.