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)
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Southern Oregon University Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for Technology and Civic Life N/A IL United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Civil Rights Corps N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Augustine's Episcopal Chapel N/A TN United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
ColorOfChange.org Education Fund, Inc. Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,039,336
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Costano Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Teach For All Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 350
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A IL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,750,000
CureSearch for Children's Cancer N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Direct Relief N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Opportunity Trust N/A MO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
EdBuild, Inc. N/A NJ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 7,492,336

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Southern Oregon University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for Technology and Civic Life N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Civil Rights Corps N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Augustine's Episcopal Chapel N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
ColorOfChange.org Education Fund, Inc. Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,039,336
StarVista San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Costano Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Teach For All Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 350
The Barack Obama Foundation N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,750,000
CureSearch for Children's Cancer N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Direct Relief N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Opportunity Trust N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
EdBuild, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 7,492,336

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
GreenLight Fund Inc MA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Higher Purpose Co MS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Horizons Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
I Have A Dream Foundation Inc ID Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Inquiring Systems, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 8,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
JPR Foundation Inc OR Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Kind, Inc. DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Lawrence School PTO MA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Los Altos Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Maggie Society NC Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Mayors Fund for Los Angeles CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Millennium School of San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Morehouse College GA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
National Foundation for Celiac Awareness PA Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,878,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -339
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Central Asia Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Chicago Foundation for Women United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Christ Episcopal Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Coachart Org United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Story of Stuff Project United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Partners United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Spark Program Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Teach Plus Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Court Appointed Special Advocates of Santa Cruz County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Daily Kos Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Hill School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Park City Foundation United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,727,336

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13280 records found.