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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Symphonic Choir Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alpha Sigma Nu, Inc. N/A WI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Covia Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gainesville Independent School, Inc N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Wilcox Health Foundation N/A HI United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Colorado College TH N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Clayton Valley Charter High School Contra Costa CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Miami N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Feeding America N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 186,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Symphonic Choir Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alpha Sigma Nu, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Covia Foundation Contra Costa Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gainesville Independent School, Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Wilcox Health Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Colorado College TH N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Clayton Valley Charter High School Contra Costa Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Miami N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Coral Reef Alliance Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Feeding America N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley Santa Clara Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 186,700

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Medical Benevolence Foundation DC Health Donor Advised 2018 250
Freedom's Shield CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Citizens Climate Education Corp. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Diocesan Migrant & Refugee Services, Inc. TX Human Services Donor Advised 2018 260,000
Taft Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Smithsonian Institution MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Results in Education Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2018 750,000
Shotgun Players Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teens for Food Justice NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Mercy Corps OR International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Vivace Youth Chorus of San Jose CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KIPP Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 -31,240
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2018 215,530
Boys and Girls Clubs of Dorchester, Inc. MA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Harold Pump Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Northwestern University IL Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Theatre Lab DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Page SUM 1,694,540

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
San Jose Symphonic Choir United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Alpha Sigma Nu, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Teen Success, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Covia Foundation United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 20,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Gainesville Independent School, Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2018 35,000
Wilcox Health Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Colorado College TH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Clayton Valley Charter High School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
University of Miami United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
The Coral Reef Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Feeding America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 186,700

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13110 records found.