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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 13,650
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 800,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 80,000
StoryCorps, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Connect Community Charter School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Team HLA Inc N/A NJ United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Covenant House N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Daly City Community Service Center San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 14,500
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Doug Coombs Foundation N/A WY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The UC Davis Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,447,800
Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of USA Inc N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Treasure Island Sailing Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Families Against Mandatory Minimums Foundation N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
First Look Media Works Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 21,000,000
UC Santa Cruz Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Page SUM 25,605,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 8,300
Community Initiatives San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Starcross Monastic Community Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Confucius Church of Stockton N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
CorpsAfrica N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
Talkingpoints San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Digital Nest Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250
The Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute N/A Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Oakland Public Education Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
EarthEnable N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 117,500
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 20,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Environmental Health Coalition N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 7,250
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 901,050

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Colorado College TH CO Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Council of Chief State School Officers DC Education Donor Advised 2019 450,000
CuriOdyssey CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Team4Tech Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Dolphin Research Center Inc. FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Effective Altruism Foundation Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of Massachusetts Amherst Foundation, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Fisher House Foundation, Inc. MD Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Foundation for Hispanic Education CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Friends of Nevada Wilderness NV Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 1,752,900

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Citizens for Juvenile Justice, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 45,000
St. Mary's Center United States Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Compass Science Communication Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
SV Home United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Tenants Together United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 175,000
The Entrepreneurial Scotland Foundation USA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Democracy Now Productions, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center United States Health Donor Advised 2019 -4,630
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Farm Forward, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 166,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Friends of the Beverly Hills Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 1,007,070

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