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)
COLTURA N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 -15,525
Sierra Vista Community Chorus Society N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Smuin Ballets - SF San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 -20,000
Council of Chief State School Officers N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 275,000
Southern Exposure San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
Eddy House N/A NV United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 18,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,400
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Star Struck Productions Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fremont High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Talkingpoints San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Art of Problem Solving Foundation N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fuller Theological Seminary N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 448,375

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
COLTURA N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Community Initiatives San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 -15,525
Sierra Vista Community Chorus Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Smuin Ballets - SF San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 -20,000
Council of Chief State School Officers N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 275,000
Southern Exposure San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
CuriOdyssey San Mateo Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
Eddy House N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Environmental Traveling Companions San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 18,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,400
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Star Struck Productions Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fremont High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Talkingpoints San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Art of Problem Solving Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fuller Theological Seminary N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 448,375

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Day Worker Center of Mountain View CA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 250
Dragon Productions Theatre Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Every1 Can Work VA Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Feather River Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Art of Problem Solving Foundation NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Gubbio Project, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Frankfort Elementary School MI Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Friends of UNFPA, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 400
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Global Witness Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,500
There With Care of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Green Foothills Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
UC Santa Barbara Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
University of Washington Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Washington University MO Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 450,400

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
COLTURA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 -15,525
Sierra Vista Community Chorus Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Smuin Ballets - SF United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 -20,000
Council of Chief State School Officers United States Education Donor Advised 2019 275,000
Southern Exposure United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
Eddy House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Environmental Traveling Companions United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 18,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,400
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Star Struck Productions United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fremont High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Talkingpoints United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Art of Problem Solving Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fuller Theological Seminary United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 448,375

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13280 records found.