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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
California Reentry Institute Contra Costa CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sierra Nevada College N/A NV United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Smuin Ballets - SF San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
St. Anthony Catholic Church N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition N/A CO United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Stanford Jazz Workshop Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sunnybrook Foundation N/A Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
CorpsAfrica N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 -10,000
Taking Control of Your Diabetes N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 30,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Cultural Survival, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 705,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California Reentry Institute Contra Costa Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sierra Nevada College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Smuin Ballets - SF San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
St. Anthony Catholic Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Stanford Jazz Workshop Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sunnybrook Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
CorpsAfrica N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 -10,000
Taking Control of Your Diabetes N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 30,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Cultural Survival, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 705,000

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sister Song, Inc. GA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
South Bay Clean Creeks Coalition CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
California Indian Museum & Cultural Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 22,500
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. FL Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
St. Raymond's School CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Chinese for Affirmative Action CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Clemson University Foundation SC Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Common Cause Education Fund DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Community Legal Services Inc. PA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 236,370
The Alliance for Climate Protection DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Congregation Sinai of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Covenant House NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,200
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 483,770

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California Reentry Institute United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sierra Nevada College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Smuin Ballets - SF United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Cancer CAREpoint Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Center for Media Change Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
St. Anthony Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Stanford Jazz Workshop United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sunnybrook Foundation Canada General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
CorpsAfrica United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 -10,000
Taking Control of Your Diabetes United States Health Donor Advised 2019 30,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Cultural Survival, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 705,000

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13280 records found.