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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International N/A IL United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,600
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco State University San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 26,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
SHE-CAN Global Inc Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Camp Dudley Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Carnegie Institution of Washington N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
Soles 4 Souls N/A TN United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for American Progress N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Chabad at UCSB N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Child Mind Institute Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Church World Service Inc N/A IN United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Code.org N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 3,184,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,600
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco State University San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 26,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
California Family Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 250
SHE-CAN Global Inc Marin Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Camp Dudley Foundation Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Carnegie Institution of Washington N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
Soles 4 Souls N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for American Progress N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Chabad at UCSB N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Child Mind Institute Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Church World Service Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Code.org N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 3,184,250

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
FJC NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
VoteRiders CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Friends of Stevens Creek Trail CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
George Mark Children's Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Womens Foundation of California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Global Fund for Children DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Grassroots Ecology CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Youth Opportunity Center Foundation Inc IN Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hebron Academy Incorporated ME Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Homeless Garden Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Human Rights Watch, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
International Documentary Association Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Japan Society of Northern California CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Karam Foundation NFP IL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 24,700
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 5,132,150

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,600
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco State University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 26,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
SHE-CAN Global Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Camp Dudley Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Carnegie Institution of Washington United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
Soles 4 Souls United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for American Progress United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Chabad at UCSB United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Child Mind Institute Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Church World Service Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Code.org United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 3,184,250

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13280 records found.