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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Sacred Heart Parish Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sarah Lawrence College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sigma XI The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc N/A NC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Southern Oregon University Foundation N/A OR United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
CatchLight San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Augustine's Episcopal Chapel N/A TN United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Center for Science in the Public Interest N/A DC United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Children's Hunger Relief Fund, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Civic Leadership USA San Mateo CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Parish Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sarah Lawrence College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sigma XI The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Southern Oregon University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
CatchLight San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Augustine's Episcopal Chapel N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Center for Science in the Public Interest N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Charles Armstrong School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
StarVista San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sunnyvale Community Services Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Children's Hunger Relief Fund, Inc. Sonoma Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Civic Leadership USA San Mateo International Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Page SUM 477,525

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 451
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,300
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Tony LaRussa's Animal Rescue Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
American Bar Association Fund for Justice and Education IL Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Diocese of San Bernardino Education & Welfare Corporation CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Gateways TX Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 7,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 330,000
EDGE Youth Leadership CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
VoteRiders CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Faith in Action Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 6,500
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Womens Foundation of California CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 5,397,651

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