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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 30,000
California Pit Bull Rescue Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Canary Fund Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Slow Food N/A Italy Food Security Donor Advised 2019 40,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Chapman University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 130,853
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Stand for Children Leadership Center N/A OR United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Cornell University N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Taft Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Against Malaria Foundation N/A PA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St Jude Memorial Foundation United States Catholic Conferenc N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 6,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 30,000
California Pit Bull Rescue Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Canary Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Slow Food N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 40,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Chapman University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 130,853
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Stand for Children Leadership Center N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Cornell University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Taft Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Against Malaria Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St Jude Memorial Foundation United States Catholic Conferenc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 6,500
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
St. Peter Catholic Church OR Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Center for Global Development DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Tahirih Justice Center VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Charter Fund Inc CO Education Donor Advised 2019 8,900
Chinese Christian Herald Crusades Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Clean Air Task Force Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Congregation Kol Emeth CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,452
Court Watch NOLA LA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 30,000
The Good Tidings Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Dance Downtown La Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
There With Care of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Trace Media, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 30,000
California Pit Bull Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Canary Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Slow Food Italy Food Security Donor Advised 2019 40,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Chapman University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 130,853
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Stand for Children Leadership Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Cornell University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Taft Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Against Malaria Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St Jude Memorial Foundation United States Catholic Conferenc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Page SUM 453,603

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13280 records found.