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)
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 2,000
Calistoga Rotary Foundation Inc N/ANapa CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 9,300
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Canton Church Restoration, Inc. N/A MT United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Centers for Spiritual Living N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Choose Love Inc N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Climate Mobilization Coalition Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Common Cause Education Fund N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Community Legal Services Inc. N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 236,370
Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Stichting North Star Alliance N/A Netherlands Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Surge Institute N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 750
Page SUM 837,920

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sequoia High School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Calistoga Rotary Foundation Inc N/ANapa General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 9,300
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Canton Church Restoration, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Centers for Spiritual Living N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Choose Love Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Climate Mobilization Coalition Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Common Cause Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City San Mateo Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Community Legal Services Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 236,370
Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Stichting North Star Alliance N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Surge Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
The Carter Center, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Health Trust Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 750
Page SUM 837,920

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,250
BrightFocus Foundation MD Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Equine Foundation KY Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 94,300
St. Mary of the Immaculate Conception CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Center for Digital Democracy DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Chapman University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 130,853
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Colorado Office of the Governor CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 135,000
Texas Tribune Inc TX Education Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Five Buckets, Four Shovels Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 170,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Tony Hawk Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 1,061,503

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sequoia High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Academy of Sciences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Calistoga Rotary Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 9,300
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Canton Church Restoration, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Centers for Spiritual Living United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Choose Love Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Climate Mobilization Coalition Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Common Cause Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Community Legal Services Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 236,370
Congregation Kehilath Jeshurun United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Stichting North Star Alliance Netherlands Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Surge Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
The Carter Center, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Health Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2019 750
Page SUM 837,920

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13280 records found.