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)
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Bay Area Little Brothers - Friends of the Elde San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bishop Gadsden Episcopal Retirement Community N/A SC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
California Native Plant Society N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Skid Row Housing Trust N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Center for Global Development N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 333,550
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
St. Timothy School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 1,233,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Bay Area Little Brothers - Friends of the Elde San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bishop Gadsden Episcopal Retirement Community N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
California Native Plant Society N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Skid Row Housing Trust N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Center for Global Development N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 333,550
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
St. Timothy School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Community Gatepath San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 1,233,750

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California Academy of Sciences CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Francis Sailing Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Careers Through Culinary Arts Program Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
StreetCode Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
CATO Institute DC Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Childrens Health Council Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Community Gatepath CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 75,000
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust USA Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,500
CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -14
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 111,327
The San Francisco Housing Accelerator Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Diocesan Migrant & Refugee Services, Inc. TX Human Services Donor Advised 2019 260,000
East Bay Agency for Children CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 988,363

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Bay Area Little Brothers - Friends of the Elde United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Unified School District United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bishop Gadsden Episcopal Retirement Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
California Native Plant Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Skid Row Housing Trust United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Center for Global Development United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 333,550
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
St. Timothy School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Community Gatepath United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 1,233,750

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13280 records found.