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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Star Struck Productions Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Street Level Health Project Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Street Level Health Project Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. Mary's Center Alameda Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sovereign Order of Malta - Western Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Squashdrive Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
St Marys Center Alameda Other Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Smartmeme, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 254,250

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Leadership Group CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 -6,352
Sojourn to the Past CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Breast Cancer Prevention Partners CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
California College of the Arts CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Camelback Ventures, Inc. LA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,350,000
Carnegie Mellon University PA Education Donor Advised 2019 7,765
Center for Applied Rationality CA Health Committee Advised 2019 260,000
Student Conservation Association, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Challenge Success CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
City Year, Inc. MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 11,500
CollegeSpring Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 1,808,363

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