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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco University High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Campus Christian Centers San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 30,000
California Pit Bull Rescue Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Canary Fund Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Slow Food N/A Italy Food Security Donor Advised 2019 40,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Chapman University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 130,853
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Stand for Children Leadership Center N/A OR United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Cornell University N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Taft Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 456,603

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco University High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Campus Christian Centers San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 30,000
California Pit Bull Rescue Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Canary Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Slow Food N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 40,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Chapman University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 130,853
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Stand for Children Leadership Center N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Cornell University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Taft Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 456,603

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Boston College Trustees MA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,231
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Brazelton Touchpoints Project Inc. MA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California Charter Schools Consortium CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,850,000
Special Ops SV Inc CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. James Infirmary CA Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Carlmont Academic Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
StreetCode Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cedar Lane Unitarian Universalist Church MD Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CHAC CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Community Gatepath CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 874
The Eagle Academy Foundation, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 18,500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 600
Page SUM 2,173,705

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco University High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Campus Christian Centers United States Other Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 30,000
California Pit Bull Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Canary Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Slow Food Italy Food Security Donor Advised 2019 40,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Chapman University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 130,853
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Stand for Children Leadership Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Cornell University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Taft Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 456,603

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13280 records found.