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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Advocates for the West Inc. N/A ID United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Alma College N/A MI United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Church of God N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 275
Code for Science and Society Inc N/A OR United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
The Volunteer Center Serving San Francisco and San Mateo Cou San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 284,446
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
American Journalism Project Inc N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
Community Cycling Center N/A OR United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Community Solutions International Inc N/A NY United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 6,872
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Contra Costa Jewish Day School Contra Costa CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Crisis Text Line N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,250,000
United Way Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 6,001,993

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 39,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Cashion Cultural Legacy Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 682,200

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
Marys Center for Maternal and Child Care Inc United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Medic Mobile, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 23,000
Mundo Verde Bilingual Public Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Alopecia Areata Foundation United States Other Donor Advised 2019 2,500
National Multiple Sclerosis Society United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Network Education Program United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Night Ministry United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Oakland Institute United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
OpenAI Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment an United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Partners and Advocates for Remarkable Children and Adults United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 600
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Placer Family Housing Non-Profit Organization United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Playworks Education Energized United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Advocates for the West Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Alma College United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 22,500
Protestant Episcopal High School in Virginia United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Page SUM 11,211,550

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