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)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Bowdoin College N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Jose State University Research Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 13,134
Sawa for Development and Aid N/A Lebanon Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 750
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
California Clubhouse San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Services & Immigrant Rights & Education Network Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Calvary Baptist Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Carb DM, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Society of Chinese Bioscientists in America N/A MD United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2019 66,000
Central Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Chicana Foundation of Northern California San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Christian Science Association of the Pupils of EB Luerssen Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
America's Promise-The Alliance for Youth N/A DC United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 245,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
StoryCorps, Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 803,384

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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 25,000
Bowdoin College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Jose State University Research Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 13,134
Sawa for Development and Aid N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 750
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
California Clubhouse San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Services & Immigrant Rights & Education Network Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Calvary Baptist Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Carb DM, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Society of Chinese Bioscientists in America N/A Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2019 66,000
Central Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Chicana Foundation of Northern California San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Christian Science Association of the Pupils of EB Luerssen Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
America's Promise-The Alliance for Youth N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 245,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
StoryCorps, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 803,384

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
National Immigration Forum Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Nature Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
New York Fellowship, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 425
NPower Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
One Collective NFP United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Peninsula Bridge Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Phoenix Children's Hospital United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Project Open Hand United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Santa Cruz Film Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Bear Valley Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 243,425

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