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)
Chicago Freedom School N/A IL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 165,000
Christian Brothers Institute of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Coalition on Homelessness San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Common Market Philadelphia Inc N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 22,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Story Project N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Community Resources for Justice, Inc. N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 545,000
Conjuring Arts Research Center N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 495
Spark SF Public Schools San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 203,400
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Court Watch NOLA N/A LA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 30,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The UC Davis Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Effective Altruism Foundation Inc San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Sonoma CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Faithful Fools Street Ministry San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Chicago Freedom School N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 165,000
Christian Brothers Institute of California N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Coalition on Homelessness San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Common Market Philadelphia Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 22,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Story Project N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Community Resources for Justice, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 545,000
Conjuring Arts Research Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 495
Spark SF Public Schools San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 203,400
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Court Watch NOLA N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 30,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
DonorsChoose.org N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The UC Davis Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Effective Altruism Foundation Inc San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California Sonoma Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Faithful Fools Street Ministry San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 3,631,145

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13280 records found.
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Chicago Freedom School United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 165,000
Christian Brothers Institute of California United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Coalition on Homelessness United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Common Market Philadelphia Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 22,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Story Project United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Community Resources for Justice, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 545,000
Conjuring Arts Research Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 495
Spark SF Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 203,400
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Court Watch NOLA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 30,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
DonorsChoose.org United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200,000
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The UC Davis Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Effective Altruism Foundation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Faithful Fools Street Ministry United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 3,631,145

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13280 records found.