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, and corporate 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)
Sandia Search Dogs N/A NM United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Scopa Has A Dream Inc Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Brooklyn Hospital Center N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 19,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
California Institute for Medical Research Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A FL United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A NE United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 750
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Center for Digital Democracy N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
American Studies Assn N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
City Arts and Lectures, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
College Foundation of the University of Virginia N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. Matthias Catholic Church Community San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Page SUM 285,725

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sandia Search Dogs N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Scopa Has A Dream Inc Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Brooklyn Hospital Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 19,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
California Institute for Medical Research Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 750
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Center for Digital Democracy N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
American Studies Assn N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
City Arts and Lectures, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
College Foundation of the University of Virginia N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. Matthias Catholic Church Community San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Page SUM 285,725

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Exploratorium CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Corpus Christi Monastery CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Cure Sanfilippo Foundation SC Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Shalom Hartman Institute of North America NY Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Doc Society Inc NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Trustees of the Smith College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Educational First Steps TX Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Envision Education, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 15,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Valley Christian Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Foundation for Hearing Research Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 16,500
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm CA Other Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Voter Registration Project DC Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Gay Pride Celebration Committee of San Jose CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 755,150

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sandia Search Dogs United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Scopa Has A Dream Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Brooklyn Hospital Center United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children United States Health Donor Advised 2019 19,000
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
California Institute for Medical Research United States Health Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 750
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Center for Digital Democracy United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
American Studies Assn United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
City Arts and Lectures, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
College Foundation of the University of Virginia United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. Matthias Catholic Church Community United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Community Foundation Sonoma County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Page SUM 285,725

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13280 records found.