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)
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Birch Rock Camp N/A ME United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Santa Barbara Museum of Art N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,867
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Building Skills Partnership N/A CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
California Maritime Academy Foundation Inc N/ASolano CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Ski Charities Corp N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Center for Fathers and Families N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
St. Thomas More School San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Birch Rock Camp N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Santa Barbara Museum of Art N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,867
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Building Skills Partnership N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
California Maritime Academy Foundation Inc N/ASolano Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Ski Charities Corp N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Center for Fathers and Families N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 500
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
St. Thomas More School San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Radio Pooya CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Alliance for Innovative Regulation Institute DC Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2019 200,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Root Capital, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
AARP Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Saint Paul Catholic Center UT Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,400
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Battery Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Best Buddies International, Inc. FL Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 333,250
Shadhika Project, Inc. CO International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bring Change 2 Mind CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Spruce Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 736,800

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Unified School District United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Birch Rock Camp United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Santa Barbara Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,867
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Building Skills Partnership United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
California Maritime Academy Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Ski Charities Corp United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Center for Fathers and Families United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
City of Palo Alto United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
St. Thomas More School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Gatepath United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Page SUM 418,567

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13280 records found.