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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Results in Education Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,550,000
Root Capital, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Association Consortium pour les Aires et Territ N/A Switzerland Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Barr Center N/A MN United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Saint Ignatius High School of Cleveland N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation N/A VA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
California Budget & Policy Center N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Silicon Valley Faces Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 11,350
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley N/A TX United States Other Donor Advised 2019 300
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Chicago Furniture Bank Inc N/A IL United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Christian Church of Los Gatos Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 5,013,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Results in Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,550,000
Root Capital, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Association Consortium pour les Aires et Territ N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Barr Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Saint Ignatius High School of Cleveland N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
California Budget & Policy Center N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Silicon Valley Faces Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CALmatters N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 11,350
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 300
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Chicago Furniture Bank Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Christian Church of Los Gatos Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Point Reyes Bird Observatory CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Raphael House of San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Rhythmix Cultural Works CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International IL International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Samaritan's Purse NC Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Aroostook County Action Program, Inc. ME Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 65,185
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Atherton Now CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Bay Area Friendship Circle CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Scientific Adventures CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Big Sur Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Shriners Hospitals for Children FL Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 213,135

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Results in Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,550,000
Root Capital, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Association Consortium pour les Aires et Territ Switzerland Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Barr Center United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Saint Ignatius High School of Cleveland United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Boulder Crest Retreat Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
California Budget & Policy Center United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Silicon Valley Faces United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 11,350
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley United States Other Donor Advised 2019 300
Central Indiana Land Trust Incorporated United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Chicago Furniture Bank Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Christian Church of Los Gatos United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 5,013,350

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13280 records found.