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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Canyon Oaks Youth Center San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Centerville Presbyterian Church Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
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
Chess-in-the-Schools, Inc. N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation N/A CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2019 80,000
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
Common Cause Education Fund N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Treatments for Epilepsy and Symptoms of Slc13a5 Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Community Music Center San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Beyond Basics N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
UFW Foundation N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of Maryland, Baltimore County N/A MD United States Other Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,571,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Canyon Oaks Youth Center San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Centerville Presbyterian Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Character Lab Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Humane League N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Chess-in-the-Schools, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation N/A Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2019 80,000
The Peach Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The UC Davis Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Common Cause Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Treatments for Epilepsy and Symptoms of Slc13a5 Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Community Music Center San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Congregation Kol Emeth Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Beyond Basics N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
UFW Foundation N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of Maryland, Baltimore County N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,571,750

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Convoy of Hope MO Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Upward Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Village Health Works NY Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
WeHOPE CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
William Jessup University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Brave New Films 501C3 CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
World Neighbors Inc OK International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 310,250

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Canyon Oaks Youth Center United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Centerville Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Character Lab Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Chess-in-the-Schools, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
CHP 11-99 Foundation United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2019 80,000
The Peach Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The UC Davis Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Common Cause Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Treatments for Epilepsy and Symptoms of Slc13a5 Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Community Music Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Congregation Kol Emeth United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Beyond Basics United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
UFW Foundation United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of Maryland, Baltimore County United States Other Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,571,750

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13280 records found.