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)
Public Defender Association N/A WA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 117,700
Read With Me Volunteer Programs A California Nonprofit Publi N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 106,226
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Auburn Theological Seminary N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Rye Presbyterian Church N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Diego Youth Symphony N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 375
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Scripps College N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 42,000
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation N/A CT United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 74,000
Brothers Empowered To Teach Initiative N/A LA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
California Institute of Technology N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Page SUM 2,673,701

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sandia Search Dogs N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Santa Cruz Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Santa Cruz Film Festival N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 330,000
Save the Children Federation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Cruz Little League N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Sanergy, Inc. N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Save the Children Federation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sanergy, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Save the Children Federation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 250
Sanergy, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Save the Children Federation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sanergy, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Children Federation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 725,050

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 80,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Sierra Watch CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
GF Sustaining Operations Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 10,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Sierra Watch CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sightline Institute WA Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Silicon Valley Council of Nonprofits CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 100,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 355,650

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Public Defender Association United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 117,700
Read With Me Volunteer Programs A California Nonprofit Publi United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 106,226
Art of Yoga Project United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Auburn Theological Seminary United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Rye Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Diego Youth Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 375
Bill Wilson Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Scripps College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 42,000
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 74,000
Brothers Empowered To Teach Initiative United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Page SUM 2,673,701

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13280 records found.