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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network N/A CO United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 550
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,576
Bay Scholars San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,853
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 19,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
BlackFem Inc N/A KY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Burlingame Community for Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
California Polytechnic State University Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -2,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 -50,000
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology N/A SD United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 495,544
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 637,873

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Selangor N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 89,000
Southern Oregon University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Solstice Initiative Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 450
Society of Chinese Bioscientists in America N/A Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2019 66,000
Southern Oregon University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Solutions Journalism Network Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 23,100
Society of Saint Vincent De Paul Council of Los Angeles N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Southern Oregon University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,500
Solutions Journalism Network Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Society of St Vincent de Paul N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Solve N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Society of St. Vincent de Paul in the Archdiocese of Boston N/A Religion Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Social Enterprise Greenhouse N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Slow Food N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Singapore Children's Society N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 16,000
Social Entrepreneurs Ireland Limited N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 45,000
Slow Food N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Singapore Children's Society N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,313
Singapore Children's Society N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 37,500
Page SUM 786,313

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Southern California Association of Non Profit Housing Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Southern Oregon University Foundation OR Education Donor Advised 2019 5,500
Society of Women Engineers CA Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Solstice Initiative Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2019 450
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 300
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Society of Women Engineers IL Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 55,000
Solutions Journalism Network Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 23,100
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 250
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Southern California Equestrian Sports CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Society of Women Engineers IL Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 55,000
Solutions Journalism Network Inc NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Soroptimist International of the Americas Inc NV Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Southern California Streets Initiative CA Arts & Culture Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 25,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Northern NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Soil Health Academy AL Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 930,850

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12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 550
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,576
Bay Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,853
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 19,000
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
BlackFem Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Burlingame Community for Education Foundation United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
California Polytechnic State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -2,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 -50,000
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 495,544
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 637,873

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13280 records found.