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)
Audre Lorde Project Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Sabores Well San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Domenico School Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
50Can Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation N/A CT United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 330,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Brown University of Providence N/A RI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
California Institute of Technology N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Childrens Cabinet Inc. A Child and Family Resource N/A NV United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
City Fund N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,871,810
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 7,983,110

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Audre Lorde Project Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bay Area Legal Aid Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Sabores Well San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Domenico School Marin Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
50Can Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 330,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Brown University of Providence N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
California Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 300
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Childrens Cabinet Inc. A Child and Family Resource N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
City Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,871,810
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 7,983,110

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
California Equine Foundation KY Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Lucy Parish School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Center for Democracy in the Americas DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Swiss-California Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Chapman University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition CO Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 8,300
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Cutting Ball Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Donner Summit Avalanche Dogs CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050
Tompkins Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 197,600

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Audre Lorde Project Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bay Area Legal Aid United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Sabores Well United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Domenico School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
50Can Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Bill Wilson Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 330,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Brown University of Providence United States Education Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children United States Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Childrens Cabinet Inc. A Child and Family Resource United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
City Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,871,810
College of Adaptive Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Nicholas Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 7,983,110

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13280 records found.