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)
Common Cause Education Fund N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Los Angeles SPCA N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,400
Samasource, Inc. San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 -20,500
Meals on Wheels of San Francisco Inc San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Menlo School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Morgan Autism Center Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 12,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Heading Home, Inc. N/A MA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
National Council for Incarcerated and Formerly Incarcerated N/A MA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 65,000
Education Trust Inc Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc. N/A NY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
New North Church Inc. San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 737,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Senior Coastsiders Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Climate Leadership Council Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Common Cause Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,400
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,250,000
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 110,000
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Education Trust Inc Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Sterling College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Support for Families of Children with Disabilities San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
First Civilizations Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Boulevard of Chicago Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 4,090
Page SUM 2,503,740

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Dublin High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Engineers Without Borders USA, Inc. CO International Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Exodus Refugee Immigration, Inc. IN Immigration Donor Advised 2019 500
The Boulevard of Chicago Inc IL Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Teach For All Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
The Peach Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Amherst College Trustees MA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Freedom from Religion Foundation, Inc. WI Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Fugees Family Inc OH Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Thousand Currents CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Troy Andrews Foundation LA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 450
Ashland Chamber of Commerce Foundation OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Page SUM 1,927,625

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Senior Coastsiders Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Climate Leadership Council Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Common Cause Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,400
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,250,000
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 110,000
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Education Trust Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Sterling College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Support for Families of Children with Disabilities United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
First Civilizations Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Boulevard of Chicago Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 4,090
Page SUM 2,503,740

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13280 records found.