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)
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 750,000
American Immigration Council N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Annunciation House Inc N/A TX United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Baby2Baby N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Save Our Wild Salmon Coalition N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Bonny Doon Community School Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Boys Town of Italy N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Senior Coastsiders Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
CAIR Foundation Inc N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Trout San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,462,775

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 750,000
American Immigration Council N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Annunciation House Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Baby2Baby N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Save Our Wild Salmon Coalition N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Bonny Doon Community School Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Boys Town of Italy N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Senior Coastsiders Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
CAIR Foundation Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Trout San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,462,775

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
About-Face Media Literacy Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Rutgers University Foundation NJ Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
San Domenico School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
American River Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Art in Action CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Auburn Theological Seminary NY Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation CT Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 330,000
Seattle Children's Playgarden WA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation AR Health Donor Advised 2019 223,299
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
SLS CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
South Yuba River Citizens League CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Bulamu International CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 816,899

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 750,000
American Immigration Council United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Annunciation House Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Asian Pacific Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Baby2Baby United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Save Our Wild Salmon Coalition United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Bonny Doon Community School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Boys Town of Italy United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Senior Coastsiders Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
CAIR Foundation Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Trout United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 1,462,775

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13280 records found.