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)
Ameinu Our People, Inc. N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,800
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Public Ecologic Union "LESIC-South" N/A Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Read With Me Volunteer Programs A California Nonprofit Publi N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Art Production Fund, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,000
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
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
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
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
Page SUM 1,048,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Ameinu Our People, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,800
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Public Ecologic Union "LESIC-South" N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Read With Me Volunteer Programs A California Nonprofit Publi N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Art Production Fund, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,000
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
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
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
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
Page SUM 1,048,800

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Beate Klarsfeld Foundation NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Santa Maria Urban Ministry CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Semilla Nueva ID International Development Donor Advised 2019 105,486
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Bodhi Tree Concerts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 275
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Boys Town of Italy NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Spanish Peaks Community Foundation MT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
California Voter Foundation CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Capoeira Arts Foundation Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
StoryCorps, Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
All Good Work Space Foundation NV Community Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Children International MO Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,115
Page SUM 467,076

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Ameinu Our People, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,800
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Public Ecologic Union "LESIC-South" Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Read With Me Volunteer Programs A California Nonprofit Publi United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Art Production Fund, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,000
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
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
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
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
Page SUM 1,048,800

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13280 records found.