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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Secular Student Alliance N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 180,000
Santa Fe Institute N/A NM United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 118,100
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
California Polytechnic State University Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sierra Vista Community Chorus Society N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Smuin Ballets - SF San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Southern Exposure San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Colon Cancer Alliance N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Initiative and Facilitation for Assistance N/A Kenya Community Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,400
Alliance on Aging Inc N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Star Struck Productions Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Talkingpoints San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 659,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Secular Student Alliance N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 180,000
Santa Fe Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 118,100
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
California Polytechnic State University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sierra Vista Community Chorus Society N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Smuin Ballets - SF San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Southern Exposure San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Colon Cancer Alliance N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Initiative and Facilitation for Assistance N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,400
Alliance on Aging Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Star Struck Productions Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Talkingpoints San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Nature Conservancy VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
New Venture Fund DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Notre Dame Preparatory School and Marist Academy MI Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
One Acre Fund NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Parents Helping Parents Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Peninsula Bridge Program CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Pine Street Inn, Inc. MA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 600
Planned Parenthood of the Columbia Willamette, Inc. OR Health Donor Advised 2019 400
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,050,000
Prosperity Now DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 23,700
Ragazzi Boys Chorus CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Regents of the University of California CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Results for Development Institute, Inc. DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,605,398
Roots Community Health Center CA Health Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Parks Alliance CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Anti-Defamation League NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 12,825,348

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Secular Student Alliance United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 180,000
Santa Fe Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 118,100
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
California Polytechnic State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sierra Vista Community Chorus Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Smuin Ballets - SF United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Southern Exposure United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Colon Cancer Alliance United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Initiative and Facilitation for Assistance Kenya Community Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,400
Alliance on Aging Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Star Struck Productions United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sunnyvale Community Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Talkingpoints United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 659,200

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13280 records found.