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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 -10,000
Quincy Community Action Programs Inc N/A MA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Resonate Church Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 11,800
Ronald McDonald House Charities N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Safe & Just Michigan N/A MI United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 36,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance N/A UT United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Clemson University Foundation N/A SC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Stfyc International Yacht Racing Foundation San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 258,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sayorai Sabz N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Sarcoma Foundation of America Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Save Oswit Canyon Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Save our Sons and Daughters N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 8,500
Save Our Wild Salmon Coalition N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
San Joaquin A Plus Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 37,500
San Jose News Bureau N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Jose News Bureau N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Jose News Bureau N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
San Jose News Bureau N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Jose News Bureau N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Jose News Bureau N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,900
San Francisco Theological Seminary N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Salbuurun Federation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Salem State University Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Salem State University Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Salesian Elementary & Jr. High School N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Salk Institute for Biological Studies N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Diego MANA N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Salk Institute for Biological Studies N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Page SUM 2,866,900

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Sierra Vista Community Chorus Society AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Coalition CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 32,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 6,000
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sierra Waldorf School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Exchange CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
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
Page SUM 201,750

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 -10,000
Quincy Community Action Programs Inc United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Resonate Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 11,800
Ronald McDonald House Charities United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Safe & Just Michigan United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 36,000
San Francisco Friends School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Silicon Valley Creates United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Clemson University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Congregation Emanu-El of the City of New York United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Stfyc International Yacht Racing Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 258,750

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13280 records found.