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)
Protect Our Defenders Foundation N/A VA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
R Street Institute N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 169,021
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 178,797
AOPA Foundation N/A MD United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Resonate Church Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,400
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland & Northwest N/A IL United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
A Woman's Nation N/A CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Aspire Public Schools Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Ballou High School N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -2,500
Safe & Sound San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Belle Haven Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Born This Way Foundation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Page SUM 1,615,918

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Shuman Elementary School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Shaping Lagos Social Club N/A Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Share Our Spare N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Secular Student Alliance N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 180,000
Share Our Strength Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Seeds of Africa Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Share Our Strength Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400,000
She Wins A NJ Nonprofit Corporation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Shearim Torah High School N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Servant Partners, Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Self Enhancement Inc N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Servant Partners, Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Sheet Metal Workers International Scholarship Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Serve the People Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
ServeMinnesota N/A General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Service Year Exchange, Inc. N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Semilla Nueva N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 105,486
Sheriff Pal Program N/A Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Sherman Elementary School N/A Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 876,686

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee MI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -200
SilverLining, Inc. DC Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
SLS CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sobrato Early Academic Language Program CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Simi Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur Generalate MA Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Small Business Majority Foundation Inc CA Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 100,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 23,368
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals of Monterey CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Simons Fund PA Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods IN Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Smartmeme, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Sinai Health System IL Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet MO Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 743,918

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12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Protect Our Defenders Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
R Street Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2019 169,021
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Corporate Advised 2019 178,797
AOPA Foundation United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Resonate Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,400
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Chicagoland & Northwest United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
A Woman's Nation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Aspire Public Schools United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Ballou High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -2,500
Safe & Sound United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Friends School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Belle Haven Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Born This Way Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
California Academy of Sciences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Page SUM 1,615,918

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13280 records found.