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)
Resonate Church Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 11,800
Ronald McDonald House Charities N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Safe & Just Michigan N/A MI United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 36,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance N/A UT United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Big Sur Land Trust N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 11,000
Page SUM 232,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Resonate Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 11,800
Ronald McDonald House Charities N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Safe & Just Michigan N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 36,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Big Sur Land Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 11,000
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Encircle Family and Youth Resource Center UT Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Evidence Action, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Fellowship BMEC Inc PA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Free the Bid CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
FuelEd Schools, Inc. TX Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Greenlining Institute CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Beat the Streets - Los Angeles Inc. CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Hospice and Palliative Care of the Wood River Valley, Inc. ID Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Inquiring Systems, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
International Rescue Committee, Inc. MN International Development Donor Advised 2019 800
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Juilliard School NY Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Kind, Inc. DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 526
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 423,376

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Resonate Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 11,800
Ronald McDonald House Charities United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Safe & Just Michigan United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 36,000
San Francisco Friends School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
San Francisco Friends School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Save the Bay United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Social Good Fund United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Big Sur Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 11,000
Page SUM 232,950

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13280 records found.