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.

Grantee Bay Area County State Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Big Life Foundation USA N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Recidiviz Inc N/A UT United States Education Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Remote Energy N/A WA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 28,000
Rockwood Leadership Institute Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 900
BVM Capacity Building Institute Inc N/A GA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 10,000
California Rural Legal Assistance Inc. Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 345,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Catalyst Education N/A LA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 150,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 150,000
Chamberlains Youth Service N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 800
Children's Creativity Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 10,000
City Church San Francisco a Congregation of Reformed Church San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Codepath Org San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 2,500
San Jose Jazz Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 556
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter Santa Cruz CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Big Life Foundation USA N/A Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Recidiviz Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Remote Energy N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2020 28,000
Rockwood Leadership Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2020 900
BVM Capacity Building Institute Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 10,000
California Rural Legal Assistance Inc. Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 345,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Catalyst Education N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 150,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 150,000
Chamberlains Youth Service N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 800
Children's Creativity Museum San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 10,000
City Church San Francisco a Congregation of Reformed Church San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Codepath Org San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2020 2,500
San Jose Jazz Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 556
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter Santa Cruz Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Big Life Foundation USA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2020 400,000
Recidiviz Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Remote Energy United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 28,000
Rockwood Leadership Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 15,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 900
BVM Capacity Building Institute Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 10,000
California Rural Legal Assistance Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 345,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Catalyst Education United States Education Donor Advised 2020 150,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 150,000
Chamberlains Youth Service United States Education Donor Advised 2020 800
Children's Creativity Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 10,000
City Church San Francisco a Congregation of Reformed Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Codepath Org United States Education Donor Advised 2020 2,500
San Jose Jazz United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 556
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Page SUM 1,176,456

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14797 records found.