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)
Beyond 12 Education Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400
Bring Change 2 Mind San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 95,000
Shearim Torah High School N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Carnegie Hill Neighbors Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Solar Richmond Contra Costa CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Center for American Progress N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
CGRS California, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Child Mind Institute Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Church of the Epiphany San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Code Org N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Solutions International Inc N/A NY United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 190,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Stroke Awareness Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Contra Costa Jewish Day School Contra Costa CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Page SUM 1,852,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Beyond 12 Education Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400
Bring Change 2 Mind San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 95,000
Shearim Torah High School N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Carnegie Hill Neighbors Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Solar Richmond Contra Costa Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Center for American Progress N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
CGRS California, Inc. San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Child Mind Institute Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Church of the Epiphany San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Code Org N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Solutions International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 190,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Stroke Awareness Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Contra Costa Jewish Day School Contra Costa Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Page SUM 1,852,800

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
California Academy of Sciences CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Special Olympics North Carolina, Inc. NC Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Callipeplon Society CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
StreetCode Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Sustainable Ocean Alliance Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Catlin Gabel School OR Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Children's Council of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,800,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
The Culture Project International PA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 24,000
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Digital Nest Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Earthjustice CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Voter Participation Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 3,377,450

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Beyond 12 Education Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400
Bring Change 2 Mind United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2019 95,000
Shearim Torah High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Carnegie Hill Neighbors Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Solar Richmond United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Center for American Progress United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
CGRS California, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Child Mind Institute Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Church of the Epiphany United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Code Org United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Solutions International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 190,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Stroke Awareness Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Contra Costa Jewish Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Page SUM 1,852,800

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13280 records found.