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)
Ball State University Foundation N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Belle Air Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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 5,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Born This Way Foundation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Californians Against Waste Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance N/A UT United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Chinese Historical Society of America San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Climate Central Inc N/A NJ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 1,328,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ball State University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Belle Air Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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 5,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Born This Way Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Californians Against Waste Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Chinese Historical Society of America San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Page SUM 1,057,200

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The People's Lobby Education Institute IL Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
D-Rev: Design for the Other Ninety Percent CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Thrive Afya Tanzania OR Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Truckee Church of the Mountains United Methodist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Emory University GA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,100,308
Evidence Action, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,651,915
African Wildlife Foundation DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Union City Youth Soccer League CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,750
Felidae Conservation Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Uplift Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Free Software Foundation Inc MA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250
Frost Valley YMCA NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
World Affairs Council of Northern California CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Young Eisner Scholars CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,250
GreenLight Fund Inc MA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Higher Purpose Co MS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 7,038,573

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ball State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Friends School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Belle Air Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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 5,000
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Born This Way Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Academy of Sciences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Californians Against Waste Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Chinese Historical Society of America United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Climate Central Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 1,328,200

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13280 records found.