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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco State University San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 26,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
SHE-CAN Global Inc Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Camp Dudley Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Carnegie Institution of Washington N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
Soles 4 Souls N/A TN United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for American Progress N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Chabad at UCSB N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Child Mind Institute Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Church World Service Inc N/A IN United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Code.org N/A WA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Community Education Partnerships Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 3,191,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco State University San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 26,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
California Family Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
SHE-CAN Global Inc Marin Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Camp Dudley Foundation Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Carnegie Institution of Washington N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
Soles 4 Souls N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for American Progress N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Chabad at UCSB N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Child Mind Institute Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Church World Service Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Code.org N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Community Education Partnerships Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 3,191,650

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of Phillips Academy MA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
United Nations Foundation Inc DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 625
Faith in Action Bay Area CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
USAFA Endowment, Inc. CO Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Fresh Lifelines for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
West Edge Opera CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Page SUM 34,325

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco State University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 26,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
SHE-CAN Global Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Camp Dudley Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Carnegie Institution of Washington United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 500
Soles 4 Souls United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for American Progress United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Chabad at UCSB United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Child Mind Institute Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Church World Service Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Code.org United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Community Education Partnerships United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 3,191,650

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13280 records found.