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)
WQED Multimedia N/A PA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,000
League to Save Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,738,000
MK Level Playing Field Institute Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 23,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation N/A WY United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Kilgoris Project San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Roca, Inc. N/A MA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Mounted Patrol of San Mateo County Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Francisco Botanical Garden Society at Strybing Arboretum San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
American Heart Association Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Childfund International USA N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,054
Southern Oregon Humane Society N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Oakland Institute Alameda CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
OpenAI Inc. San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 7,326,004

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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 15,000
Bowerasa A.C N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 55,000
San Jose Symphonic Choir Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sawtooth Botanical Garden Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
American Library Association N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 350
California Clubhouse San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Services & Immigrant Rights & Education Network Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Calvary Baptist Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Carb DM, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 200
826 Valencia San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Catholic Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Christian Science Association of the Students of Donald Ripp N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Coastal Watershed Council N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
StoryCorps, Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,955,050

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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 15,000
Bowerasa A.C Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 55,000
San Jose Symphonic Choir United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sawtooth Botanical Garden Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
American Library Association United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Breakthrough Silicon Valley United States Education Donor Advised 2019 350
California Clubhouse United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Services & Immigrant Rights & Education Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Calvary Baptist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Carb DM, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Catholic Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Christian Science Association of the Students of Donald Ripp United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Coastal Watershed Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
StoryCorps, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,859,750

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