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 Statesort descending Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 176,429
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Sailing Science Center, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 14,650
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development 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 1,500
California Crosspoint High School Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Carlmont Academic Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 500
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. Alameda CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Child and Family Research and Training Institute San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund San Francisco CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Code for America Labs San Francisco CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Community Seva Inc Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
StreetCode Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Contemporary Jewish Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Page SUM 536,079

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sandia Search Dogs N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Cruz County Animal Shelter N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Santa Cruz Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 330,000
Save the Children Federation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Cruz Film Festival N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Sanergy, Inc. N/A International Development Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Save the Children Federation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Santa Cruz Little League N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Sanergy, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Save the Children Federation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Cruz Museum of Natural History N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sanergy, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Save the Children Federation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Corporate Advised 2019 250
Sanergy, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Children Federation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 725,050

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Grantee Statesort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Film Institute Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Road Dogs & Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Santa Clara Valley Science Fair Asn CA Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Bayshore Elementary School District CA Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 150,000
Sierra Watch CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 130,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
California State Parks Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Stern Grove Festival Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 352,100

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Solar Electric Light Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sonoma Ecology Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 60,000
South King County Food Coalition United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Southern Oregon Foundation Supporting A Cure for Cancer United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Solar Richmond United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Sonoma Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
South Omo Peoples' Development Association Ethiopia Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Soles 4 Souls United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
South Peninsula Hebrew Day School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Society of the Sacred Heart United States Province United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Soliya Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Page SUM 102,300

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