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, and corporate 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)
Roswell Park Alliance Foundation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 400
Salem State University Foundation, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Albert F. Egan Jr. & Dorothy H. Egan Foundation Inc N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Battery Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
California Community Church N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Seventh-Day Adventists Loma Linda University Medical Center N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 692,492
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Chiefs for Change N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Coastside Hope San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 900,892

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Roswell Park Alliance Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 400
Salem State University Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Albert F. Egan Jr. & Dorothy H. Egan Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Battery Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
California Community Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Seventh-Day Adventists Loma Linda University Medical Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 692,492
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Chiefs for Change N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Coastside Hope San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 900,892

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,300
How Far Foundation Incorporated GA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Imagine H2O Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA WI Religion Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Institute for Market Transformation Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 150,000
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Jewish Family Service of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Kirkwood Ski Education Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Mannakin Theater and Dance CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Mount Hermon Association Incorporated CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 335,250

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Roswell Park Alliance Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 400
Salem State University Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Albert F. Egan Jr. & Dorothy H. Egan Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Battery Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Berkeley Symphony Orchestra United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,200
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
California Community Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Seventh-Day Adventists Loma Linda University Medical Center United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 692,492
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Chiefs for Change United States Education Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Coastside Hope United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Commonwealth Club of California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 900,892

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13280 records found.