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)
Read With Me Volunteer Programs A California Nonprofit Publi N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Sabores Well San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Domenico School Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation N/A CT United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 330,000
B'nai B'rith N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Kitsap Sexual Assault Center N/A WA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Swiss-California Foundation Sonoma CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Squash and Education Alliance Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Teton Science Schools N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Page SUM 438,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Read With Me Volunteer Programs A California Nonprofit Publi N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
CALmatters N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Sabores Well San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Domenico School Marin Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 330,000
B'nai B'rith N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Kitsap Sexual Assault Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Summer Search San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Swiss-California Foundation Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Squash and Education Alliance Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Teton Science Schools N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Exploratorium San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Nature Conservancy of California San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Page SUM 438,800

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Regents University of California Los Angeles CA Education Donor Advised 2019 300
American Immigration Council DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Rogers Memorial Hospital Foundation, Inc. WI Health Donor Advised 2019 400
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Broad Institute Inc MA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,413,101
San Francisco Food Bank CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Paula Art Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
StoryCorps, Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 23,100
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Conservation Fund a Nonprofit Corporation VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Miami Foundation Inc. FL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,530,851

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Read With Me Volunteer Programs A California Nonprofit Publi United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Sabores Well United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Domenico School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 330,000
B'nai B'rith United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Shriners Hospitals for Children United States Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Kitsap Sexual Assault Center United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
St. Nicholas Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Summer Search United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Swiss-California Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Squash and Education Alliance Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Teton Science Schools United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Exploratorium United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Nature Conservancy of California United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Page SUM 438,800

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13280 records found.