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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Art Council Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Asylum Access Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Beyond Basics N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco State University Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
School of Choice Education Organization N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Shelby's SafeSpace San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 75,000
SilverLining, Inc. N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 7,765
Solstice Initiative Inc N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 24,500
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Child Mind Institute Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Church World Service Inc N/A IN United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Coding It Forward Inc N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 2,488,565

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Art Council Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Asylum Access Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Beyond Basics N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco State University Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
School of Choice Education Organization N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 500
California Family Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Shelby's SafeSpace San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 75,000
SilverLining, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 7,765
Solstice Initiative Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 24,500
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Child Mind Institute Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Church World Service Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Coding It Forward Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 2,488,565

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Grist Magazine, Inc. WA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,250
World Vision, Inc. WA International Development Donor Advised 2019 12,821
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative TX Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,300
Imagine H2O Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Institute for Market Transformation Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 13,800
Intervarsity Christian Fellowship - USA WI Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Jewish Family Service of San Diego CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Junipero Serra High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Kiran Anjali Project WA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
League of Women Voters of North & Central San Mateo County CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Los Gatos High School New Millennium Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,600
Manhattan Jewish Experience Synagogue NY Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Mission Asset Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Motivating Inspiring Supporting and Serving Sexually Exploit CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
NARAL Pro-Choice America Foundation DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 120,071

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Art Council Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Asylum Access United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Beyond Basics United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
School of Choice Education Organization United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Shelby's SafeSpace United States Health Donor Advised 2019 75,000
SilverLining, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Carnegie Mellon University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 7,765
Solstice Initiative Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 24,500
Chabad of Greater South Bay United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Child Mind Institute Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Church World Service Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Coding It Forward Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 2,488,565

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13280 records found.