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)
Ashesi University Foundation N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Robert Louis Stevenson School N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Black Girls Code Inc San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Santa Clara County Dental Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Canary Fund Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Center for Improvisational Music N/A NY United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Chapin Hall Center for Children N/A IL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 491,000
Page SUM 956,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ashesi University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Robert Louis Stevenson School N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund Inc San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Black Girls Code Inc San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Santa Clara County Dental Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Canary Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Sky's the Limit Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Center for Improvisational Music N/A Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Chapin Hall Center for Children N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 491,000
Page SUM 956,750

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
The Four-Eighteen Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,400
The Oaks School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 250
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Tuolumne River Preservation Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 36,150

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ashesi University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Robert Louis Stevenson School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Bicycle Coalition Education Fund Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco Unified School District United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Black Girls Code Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Santa Clara County Dental Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Canary Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Sky's the Limit Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Center for Improvisational Music United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Chapin Hall Center for Children United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 491,000
Page SUM 956,750

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13280 records found.