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)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA 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 1,000
Breast Cancer Research Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
California College of the Arts San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
AARP Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Sesame Workshop N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Camelback Ventures, Inc. N/A LA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,350,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. N/A MD United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 530,424
African Mission Healthcare Foundation N/A CO United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 -600,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Coastside Hope San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Gregory Catholic School San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Conservatives for Criminal Justice Reform N/A NC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,282
Page SUM 2,487,956

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Breast Cancer Research Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500
California College of the Arts San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
AARP Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Sesame Workshop N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Camelback Ventures, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,350,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 530,424
African Mission Healthcare Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 -600,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Coastside Hope San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Gregory Catholic School San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Conservatives for Criminal Justice Reform N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,282
Page SUM 2,487,956

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Santa Cruz Film Festival CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Selby Lane Elementary CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sigma Kappa Foundation, Inc. IN Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
BVM Capacity Building Institute Inc GA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance UT Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 97,646
California State University Fresno Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Canyon Oaks Youth Center CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Central City Hospitality House CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Al Otro Lado Inc CA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,304
Cinequest, Inc. CA Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Collaborative for Academic Social and Emotional Learning IL Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Community Foundation of San Benito County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Page SUM 2,369,400

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University 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 1,000
Breast Cancer Research Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
California College of the Arts United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
AARP Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Sesame Workshop United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Camelback Ventures, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,350,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Centre for Effective Altruism England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 530,424
African Mission Healthcare Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 -600,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Abode Services United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Coastside Hope United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Commonwealth Club of California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Gregory Catholic School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Community School of Music and Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Conservatives for Criminal Justice Reform United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,282
Page SUM 2,487,956

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13280 records found.