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)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sheriffs Advisory Board of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 400
Sinai Health System N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Carroll College N/A MT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Center for Asian American Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Solutions Journalism Network Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Childfund International USA N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,054
Cinequest, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Colgate University Treasurers Office N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Lawrence University N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Community Youth Center Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Student Defense Initiative Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Cooperativa de Artesanos Indigenas de Sonora N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sheriffs Advisory Board of Santa Clara County Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 400
Sinai Health System N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Carroll College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Center for Asian American Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Solutions Journalism Network Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
CHAC Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Childfund International USA N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,054
Cinequest, Inc. Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Colgate University Treasurers Office N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Lawrence University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Community Youth Center Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Student Defense Initiative Santa Clara Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Cooperativa de Artesanos Indigenas de Sonora N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,200
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California Budget & Policy Center CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
St. James NY Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Carleton College MN Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
StreetCode Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
CHAC CA Health Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Gatepath CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Eagle Academy Foundation, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Cultural Survival, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Direct Relief CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Teens for Food Justice NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,550
Tigger House Inc NJ Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Edgewood Center for Children and Families CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sheriffs Advisory Board of Santa Clara County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 400
Sinai Health System United States Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Carroll College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Center for Asian American Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Solutions Journalism Network Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
CHAC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Childfund International USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,054
Cinequest, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Colgate University Treasurers Office United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Lawrence University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Community Youth Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Student Defense Initiative United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Cooperativa de Artesanos Indigenas de Sonora Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,200
Page SUM 569,854

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13280 records found.