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 certain types of funds: donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds. It also includes grants made 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. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. 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)
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Border Kindness Inc N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 750
Calaveras Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California Waterfowl Association N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400
Center of Museum Initiatives N/A Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 23,250
Chinese for Affirmative Action San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Clean Oceans Project N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 117,300

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Border Kindness Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 750
Calaveras Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California Waterfowl Association N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400
Center of Museum Initiatives N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 23,250
Chinese for Affirmative Action San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Clean Oceans Project N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Go Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
World Dance for Humanity CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Greenwich Academy, Inc. CT Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Hillel the Foundation for Jewish Campus Life VA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
House of Ruth, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Insight Meditation Center of the Mid-Peninsula CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Jewish Family & Childrens Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Junior Achievement of Northern California CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
KIPP Bay Area Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Maine Behavioral Healthcare ME Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Measures for Justice Institute NY Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Morgridge Institute for Research Inc. WI Health Donor Advised 2019 520,223
Nantucket Conservation Foundation, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 974,223

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Border Kindness Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Senior Services for Northern California United States Health Donor Advised 2019 750
Calaveras Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California Waterfowl Association United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Silicon Valley Creates United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Catholic Charities of San Jose United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400
Center of Museum Initiatives Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 23,250
Chinese for Affirmative Action United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Clean Oceans Project United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 117,300

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13280 records found.