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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Americares Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Artescape Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Aufhebung Foundation N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Sabores Well San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Scripted, Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Brown University of Providence N/A RI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Institute of Technology N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,498,721
Page SUM 3,395,171

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Americares Foundation, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Artescape Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Aufhebung Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Sabores Well San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Scripted, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Brown University of Providence N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 250
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 2,498,721
Page SUM 3,395,171

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
BASIC Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Services for Brain Injury CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Solar Electric Light Fund DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,500
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sturge Presbyterian Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Carroll College MT Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. AZ Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Teton Science Schools WY Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Conexion Training Inc GA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Fistula Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 15,500
Costano Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 114,750

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Americares Foundation, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Artescape United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Aufhebung Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Bay Area Legal Aid United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Sabores Well United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bill Wilson Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Scripted, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Brown University of Providence United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,498,721
Page SUM 3,395,171

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13280 records found.