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)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Breast Cancer Research Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
California College of the Arts San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sesame Workshop N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Camelback Ventures, Inc. N/A LA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,350,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. N/A MD United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 530,424
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Coastside Hope San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Gregory Catholic School San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Conservatives for Criminal Justice Reform N/A NC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,282
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Creating Hope International N/A MI United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Daniel Webster Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,989,706

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Breast Cancer Research Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500
California College of the Arts San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sesame Workshop N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Camelback Ventures, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,350,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Centre for Effective Altruism N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 530,424
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Coastside Hope San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Gregory Catholic School San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Conservatives for Criminal Justice Reform N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,282
Sustainable Conservation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Creating Hope International N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Daniel Webster Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,989,706

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
FOTC - SF Bay Area CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 85,000
Wesleyan University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Gainesville Independent School Inc GA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Windrider Institute Inc ID Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Good Films Impact CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Guadalupe River Park Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Hawaii Community Foundation HI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison Inc NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Immigrant Defenders Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 310,000
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Justice Action Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 120,000
La Casa De Don Pedro Inc. NJ Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Louisiana Bucket Brigade LA Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
March of Dimes Inc. GA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 700
Mentor Tutor Connection CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,405,400

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Breast Cancer Research Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
California College of the Arts United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sesame Workshop United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Camelback Ventures, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,350,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Centre for Effective Altruism England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 530,424
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Coastside Hope United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Commonwealth Club of California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Gregory Catholic School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Community School of Music and Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Conservatives for Criminal Justice Reform United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,282
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Creating Hope International United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Daniel Webster Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,989,706

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13280 records found.