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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Boys Town of Italy N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 600
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Senior Coastsiders Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
California Trout San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Exchange Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Center for Young Women's Development San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Charter Fund Inc N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Chinatown Community Development Center Inc San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Claremont Graduate University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 57,000
St. Catherine of Siena Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
STEM Library Lab N/A LA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Sunrise Movement Education Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,800
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 5,324,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Boys Town of Italy N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 600
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Senior Coastsiders Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
California Trout San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Exchange Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Center for Young Women's Development San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Charter Fund Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Chinatown Community Development Center Inc San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Claremont Graduate University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 57,000
St. Catherine of Siena Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
STEM Library Lab N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Sunrise Movement Education Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Congregation Beth David Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,800
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
CuriOdyssey San Mateo Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Better Markets Inc DC Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Share Our Strength Inc MD Food Security Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2019 95,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Square Peg Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. ID Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
St. Matthias Catholic Church Community CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Summit Preparatory Charter High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center For Employment Training CA Education Donor Advised 2019 12,017
Synapse School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Charity Global Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 60,032
Civil Rights Corps DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
ColorOfChange.org Education Fund, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
The Against Malaria Foundation PA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 2,449,249

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Boys Town of Italy United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 600
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Senior Coastsiders Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
California Trout United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Exchange United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Center for Young Women's Development United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Charter Fund Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Chinatown Community Development Center Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Claremont Graduate University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 57,000
St. Catherine of Siena Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
STEM Library Lab United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Sunrise Movement Education Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Congregation Beth David United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,800
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 5,324,650

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13280 records found.