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)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sequoia High School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc N/A FL United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Climate Leadership Council Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Common Cause Education Fund N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,400
Stichting Global Forest Coalition N/A Netherlands Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Surfrider Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco 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
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 125,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 110,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 969,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sequoia High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,400
Stichting Global Forest Coalition N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Surfrider Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 125,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 110,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 969,050

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Thrive Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Truckee Donner Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Engineers Without Borders USA, Inc. CO International Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Exodus Refugee Immigration, Inc. IN Immigration Donor Advised 2019 500
Feminist Majority Foundation VA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Upsolve Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 11,750
Villa Siena Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Freedom from Religion Foundation, Inc. WI Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Fugees Family Inc OH Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
We Care Solar CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Wildlife Conservation Society NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 56,250
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Greenlining Institute CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Hamilton Families CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 6,057,525

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sequoia High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Academy of Sciences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Southwest Florida Holocaust Museum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,400
Stichting Global Forest Coalition Netherlands Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 125,000
The Health Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 110,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 969,050

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13280 records found.