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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Seacology Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 30,000
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Cornell University N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,800,000
Cultural Heritage Imaging San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Snyder-Robinson Foundation N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 450,000
Dignity and Power Now N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 1,700,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 100,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 2,500
St Denis Parish San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Emergency Food Network of Tacoma and Pierce County N/A WA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 2,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2020 2,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Equal Justice Initiative N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 250
Faith in Action Bay Area San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Page SUM 4,138,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Seacology Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 30,000
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Cornell University N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 1,800,000
Cultural Heritage Imaging San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Snyder-Robinson Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2020 450,000
Dignity and Power Now N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 1,700,000
Earth Island Institute Inc Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2020 100,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2020 2,500
St Denis Parish San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Emergency Food Network of Tacoma and Pierce County N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2020 2,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2020 2,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Equal Justice Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 250
Faith in Action Bay Area San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Page SUM 4,138,450

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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
ColorOfChange.org Education Fund, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 200,000
Community Healthcare Network Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History CA Sciences Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley CA Food Security Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Shadhika Project, Inc. CO International Development Donor Advised 2020 6,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 10,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 60,000
Crossroads Community Church OH Religion Donor Advised 2020 15,000
DigDeep Right to Water Project CA Environment Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Southsiders Organized for Unity and Liberation IL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 150,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Earth Island Institute Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Stanford Health Care 227 CA Health Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2020 4,000
Empower Schools Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2020 150,000
Teach For All Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2020 2,000,000
The Aspen Institute, Inc. DC Sciences Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Families Against Mandatory Minimums Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 1,000,000
Feeding San Diego CA Food Security Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Page SUM 4,287,000

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Seacology United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 30,000
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Senior Services for Northern California United States Health Donor Advised 2020 2,500
Cornell University United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,800,000
Cultural Heritage Imaging United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 200
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Snyder-Robinson Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2020 450,000
Dignity and Power Now United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 1,700,000
Earth Island Institute Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 100,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2020 2,500
St Denis Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Emergency Food Network of Tacoma and Pierce County United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 2,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2020 2,000
StreetCode Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Equal Justice Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 250
Faith in Action Bay Area United States Community Development Donor Advised 2020 20,000
Page SUM 4,138,450

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14797 records found.