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.

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 50,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 750
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 350
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2018 400
Redwood City Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Aircraft Carrier Hornet Foundation Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Good Tidings Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Save the Children Federation Inc Solano International Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2018 60,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 350
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Saint Andrew's School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Page SUM 176,750

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Immaculate Conception Academy CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Smile Train, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 200
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,627
Triton Museum of Art CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 250
Homefirst Services of Santa Clara County CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 9,000
Downtown Streets Inc CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Fit Kids Foundation Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Council on Foreign Relations, Inc NY International Development Donor Advised 2018 50,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 2,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 30,000
Center for Fathers and Families CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Mateo Arboretum Society Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 2,000
B.O.K. Ranch, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Page SUM 142,977

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