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)
San Francisco University High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Black Organizing Project, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Santa Clara County Office of Education Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 420,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Burlingame Aquatic Club Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,300
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
California Poets in the School Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Slow Food N/A Italy Food Security Donor Advised 2019 40,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Center for Indigenous Questions N/A Ethiopia Food Security Donor Advised 2019 185,039
Chapter 510 Ink Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,300
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Stand Up Placer, Inc. N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 874
Cornell University N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000,000
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Page SUM 15,978,063

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco University High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Black Organizing Project, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Santa Clara County Office of Education Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 420,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Burlingame Aquatic Club Inc San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,300
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
California Poets in the School Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Slow Food N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 40,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Center for Indigenous Questions N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 185,039
Chapter 510 Ink Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,300
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Stand Up Placer, Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 874
Cornell University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000,000
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Page SUM 15,978,063

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Congregation Beth David CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 7,200
The Freedom Fund NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Daily Kos Education Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 750
El Dorado Musical Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Turnaround for Children, Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Equality California Institute CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 8,500
University of the Pacific CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Food & Water Watch DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 750
Foundation for Students Rising Above CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Veggielution CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 1,331,075

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco University High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Black Organizing Project, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Santa Clara County Office of Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 420,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Burlingame Aquatic Club Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,300
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
California Poets in the School United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Slow Food Italy Food Security Donor Advised 2019 40,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Center for Indigenous Questions Ethiopia Food Security Donor Advised 2019 185,039
Chapter 510 Ink United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,300
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Stand Up Placer, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 874
Cornell University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000,000
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Page SUM 15,978,063

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13280 records found.