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 Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 800
BAYMEC Community Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Joaquin A Plus Inc. N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 37,500
Blossom Hill School Home and School Club Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Burlingame High School Parents Group, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Health Foundation Ctr for Health Program Management N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Smile Train, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Charitable Giving N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 720
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 800
BAYMEC Community Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Joaquin A Plus Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 37,500
Blossom Hill School Home and School Club Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Burlingame High School Parents Group, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Health Foundation Ctr for Health Program Management N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Smile Train, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Charitable Giving N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 720
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Challenge Success CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
CollegeSpring Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Tenants Together CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 175,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,675
Concentric Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
The Niskanen Center, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
The Sentencing Project DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation OH Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Doc Farm Films, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
East Palo Alto Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Trustees of Reservations MA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Education Trust Inc CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Environmental Working Group DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 150,000
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland OR Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 800
BAYMEC Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Joaquin A Plus Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 37,500
Blossom Hill School Home and School Club Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Santa Cruz Art League, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Burlingame High School Parents Group, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Health Foundation Ctr for Health Program Management United States Health Donor Advised 2019 150,000
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Cancer CAREpoint Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Smile Train, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Charitable Giving England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 720
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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13280 records found.