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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Society of Chinese Bioscientists in America N/A MD United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2019 66,000
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
Connecticut College N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Team Rubicon N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
The Character Lab Inc N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Humane League N/A MD United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Douglas County Museum Foundation N/A OR United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
The Peach Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The UC Davis Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Treatments for Epilepsy and Symptoms of Slc13a5 Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Families and Communities Together Relief - FACT Relief N/A GA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 1,232,384

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
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
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
Society of Chinese Bioscientists in America N/A Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2019 66,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
StoryCorps, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Connecticut College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Team Rubicon N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
The Character Lab Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Humane League N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Douglas County Museum Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
The Peach Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The UC Davis Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Treatments for Epilepsy and Symptoms of Slc13a5 Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Families and Communities Together Relief - FACT Relief N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 1,232,384

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Sisters Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Monroe Mich MI Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
St Marys Center CA Other Donor Advised 2019 1,200
StandUp for Kids CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,150
The Barack Obama Foundation IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
The Health Trust CA Health Donor Advised 2019 750
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Talkingpoints CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View CA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Dr Susan Love Research Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Kiva Microfunds CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 410
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 21,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Ultimate Impact Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Evergreen State College Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 58,895
FoodCorps, Inc. OR Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Page SUM 1,228,855

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
San Jose State University Research Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 13,134
Sawa for Development and Aid Lebanon Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 750
Services & Immigrant Rights & Education Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Society of Chinese Bioscientists in America United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2019 66,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
StoryCorps, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Connecticut College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Team Rubicon United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
The Character Lab Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Douglas County Museum Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,500
The Peach Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The UC Davis Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Episcopal Relief and Development United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Treatments for Epilepsy and Symptoms of Slc13a5 Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Families and Communities Together Relief - FACT Relief United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 1,232,384

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13280 records found.