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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Burlingame Community for Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
California Polytechnic State University Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -2,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 -50,000
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology N/A SD United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 495,544
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for International Environmental Law Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
City Year, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Community High School Foundation, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Standupgirl Com Foundation Inc. N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Corporation of Gonzaga University N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Tahirih Justice Center N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 175,000
Page SUM 813,244

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 19,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 300
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Chi Am Circle, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Channing House Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 3,500
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Challenge Success Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Challenge Success Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Challenge Success Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 -29,000
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 69,800

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
The Tech Museum of Innovation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Film Independent Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Tompkins Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Trustees of Tufts College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,970,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Unitarian Universalist Association United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
United Way Worldwide United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 65,395
University of Colorado Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 6,000
Fuller Theological Seminary United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
University of Washington Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Global Livingston Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Greater Portland Sustainability Education Network United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Walden West Outdoor School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Wikimedia Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Habitat for Humanity International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Corporate Advised 2019 4,000
Hebrew Free Loan Association of San Francisco United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yale University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Page SUM 8,387,745

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