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)
Sabores Well San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sanergy, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
SCY High Tech Inc N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Buckminster Fuller Institute San Francisco CA United States Community Development 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 500
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California Institute of Technology N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Soroptimist International of the Americas Inc N/A NV United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 -55,000,000
Children's Cancer Research Fund N/A MN United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
City Fund San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,801,795
St. Paul Church San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM -47,890,705

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sabores Well San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sanergy, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
SCY High Tech Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Buckminster Fuller Institute San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Soroptimist International of the Americas Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 -55,000,000
Children's Cancer Research Fund N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
City Fund San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,801,795
St. Paul Church San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM -47,890,705

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Victory Center Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Washington University MO Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050,000
Gilroy Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 306,000
Global Press Institute DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 45,484
Wilderness Society DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Green Foothills Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Hope Mohr Dance CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,440,684

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sabores Well United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Bill Wilson Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sanergy, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
SCY High Tech Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Buckminster Fuller Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Shriners Hospitals for Children United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Soroptimist International of the Americas Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 -55,000,000
Children's Cancer Research Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
City Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,801,795
St. Paul Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM -47,890,705

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13280 records found.