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)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Cruz Education Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Burlingame Public Library San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Nevada College N/A NV United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
South Yuba River Citizens League N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for Law and Social Policy N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
St. Albans Country Day School N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Colorado College TH N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,257
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Stanford Health Care 227 Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 750
Concentric Media San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Alliance for Climate Protection N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Cultural Heritage Imaging San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
DigDeep Right to Water Project N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 1,166,107

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Cruz Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Burlingame Public Library San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Nevada College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
South Yuba River Citizens League N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for Law and Social Policy N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
St. Albans Country Day School N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Colorado College TH N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,257
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Stanford Health Care 227 Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 750
Concentric Media San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Alliance for Climate Protection N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Cultural Heritage Imaging San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
DigDeep Right to Water Project N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 1,166,107

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
The Alliance for Climate Protection DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Congregation Kol Emeth CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Court Watch NOLA LA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 57,000
The Grateful Garment Project CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,200
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Dancers Group CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Trace Media, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Electronic Privacy Information Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
UC Hastings Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
United Way of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Esalen Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,650,000
University of Virginia Engineering Foundation, Inc. VA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Foundation for Tulsa Schools OK Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Vera Institute of Justice, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Warner Avenue Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2019 752
Giant Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 3,067,152

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Cruz Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Burlingame Public Library United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Nevada College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Cancer CAREpoint Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
South Yuba River Citizens League United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for Law and Social Policy United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
St. Albans Country Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Colorado College TH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,257
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Stanford Health Care 227 United States Health Donor Advised 2019 750
Concentric Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Alliance for Climate Protection United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Cultural Heritage Imaging United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
DigDeep Right to Water Project United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 1,166,107

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13280 records found.