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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Wesleyan University N/A CT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. N/A NY United States Other Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Atlanta Speech School Inc N/A GA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Dominican Sisters St Mary of the Springs Columbus Ohio N/A OH United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Educational Foundation of Orinda Contra Costa CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Environmental Working Group N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Faith in Action Network Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 400,000
Page SUM 892,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Seongnam City Social Welfare Council N/A Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Shaker Museum and Library N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Sepsis Alliance N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 500
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Shakespeare Play On N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Shuman Elementary School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Shaping Lagos Social Club N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Secular Student Alliance N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 180,000
Share Our Spare N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Seeds of Africa Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Share Our Strength Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Share Our Strength Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400,000
She Wins A NJ Nonprofit Corporation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Self Enhancement Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Shearim Torah High School N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Page SUM 766,900

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Simons Fund PA Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods IN Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Smartmeme, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 23,368
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Sinai Health System IL Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet MO Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Smile Train, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Sinai Health System IL Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Smile Train, Inc. NY Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 23,368
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Siskiyou Community Food Bank CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Smile Train, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Corporate Advised 2019 12,500
Page SUM 550,736

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12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Wesleyan University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Atlanta Speech School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Dominican Sisters St Mary of the Springs Columbus Ohio United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
East Palo Alto Kids Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Educational Foundation of Orinda United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,300
Environmental Working Group United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Faith in Action Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 400,000
Page SUM 892,350

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13280 records found.