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)
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sacred Heart Nativity School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Rosa Junior College Foundation Sonoma CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Self-Help for the Elderly San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Cat Action Team N/A Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,812
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Center for Science in the Public Interest N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Charity Science Foundation of Canada N/A Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2019 107,213
Children's Hospital Los Angeles N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Colorectal Cancer Alliance Inc N/A DC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Starting Over Inc N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 3,310,525

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sacred Heart Nativity School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Rosa Junior College Foundation Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Self-Help for the Elderly San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Cat Action Team N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,812
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Center for Science in the Public Interest N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Charity Science Foundation of Canada N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 107,213
Children's Hospital Los Angeles N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Colorectal Cancer Alliance Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Starting Over Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 3,310,525

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Buddhist Digital Resource Center Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Stanbridge Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2019 44,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Center for Law and Social Policy DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Christ Centered Counseling CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Clothesline for Arlington Kids VA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc PA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
The Aspen Institute, Inc. DC Sciences Donor Advised 2019 20,000
The Harmony Project CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Connecticut College CT Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Creating Hope International MI Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Talkingpoints CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 811,500

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sacred Heart Nativity School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Rosa Junior College Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Self-Help for the Elderly United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Cat Action Team Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 3,812
Southern Oregon Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Center for Science in the Public Interest United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Charity Science Foundation of Canada Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2019 107,213
Children's Hospital Los Angeles United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Colorectal Cancer Alliance Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Starting Over Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 3,310,525

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13280 records found.