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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Arm of Care Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives Foundation N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 197,740
Rotary Club of Ashland Lithia Springs Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2019 11,100
Salvation Army National Corp N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Best Buddies International, Inc. N/A FL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 333,250
Scholar Fund N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
California Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 725
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Shadhika Project, Inc. N/A CO United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
826 Valencia San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,100
CATO Institute N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Centro de Desarrollo Alternativo Indigena, A.C. N/A Mexico International Development Donor Advised 2019 35,700
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Page SUM 1,143,615

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Arm of Care Inc. Contra Costa Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 197,740
Rotary Club of Ashland Lithia Springs Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 11,100
Salvation Army National Corp N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Best Buddies International, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2019 500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 333,250
Scholar Fund 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 500
California Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 725
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Shadhika Project, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Caring Choices Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
826 Valencia San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 3,100
CATO Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Centro de Desarrollo Alternativo Indigena, A.C. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 35,700
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Page SUM 1,143,615

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Capoeira Center of New York Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
StoryCorps, Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 23,100
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Catholic Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts, Inc. MA Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Children International MO Human Services Donor Advised 2019 11,904
Citizens For Conservation Inc IL Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
College Foundation of the University of Virginia VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Community Foundation Sonoma County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 125,000
The Conservation Fund a Nonprofit Corporation VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Compassion International Incorporated CO International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,250
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Miami Foundation Inc. FL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Crossroads Community Church OH Religion Donor Advised 2019 150,000
The Volunteer Center Serving San Francisco and San Mateo Cou CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 433,820
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 827,824

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Arm of Care Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 197,740
Rotary Club of Ashland Lithia Springs Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 11,100
Salvation Army National Corp United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Best Buddies International, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Psychotherapy Research Group United States Other Donor Advised 2019 500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 333,250
Scholar Fund 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 500
California Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 725
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Shadhika Project, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Caring Choices Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
826 Valencia United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,100
CATO Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Centro de Desarrollo Alternativo Indigena, A.C. Mexico International Development Donor Advised 2019 35,700
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cobscook Community Learning Center United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Page SUM 1,143,615

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13280 records found.