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 descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 35,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Sigma Nu Alumni Scholarship Fund San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Beate Klarsfeld Foundation N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Boys and Girls Club of Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Other 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 25,000
Semilla Nueva N/A ID United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 105,486
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sigma Nu Educational Foundation Inc. N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Catholic Answers Inc. N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 446,161

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 35,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Sigma Nu Alumni Scholarship Fund San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Beate Klarsfeld Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Boys and Girls Club of Lake Tahoe N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Semilla Nueva N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 105,486
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sigma Nu Educational Foundation Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Catholic Answers Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 446,161

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Legal Aid CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Bill Wilson Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sisters of the Road OR Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400
Academy for Eating Disorders VA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Stand Up Placer, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Media Change Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Christ Community Church of Milpitas CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Coachart Org CA Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc PA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
The Avalon Charter School MN Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Health Trust CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 128,000

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Sigma Nu Alumni Scholarship Fund United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Beate Klarsfeld Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Boys and Girls Club of Lake Tahoe United States Other Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Semilla Nueva United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 105,486
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sigma Nu Educational Foundation Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Catholic Answers Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Center for Science in the Public Interest United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400
Page SUM 401,811

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13280 records found.