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)
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
San Jose Day Nursery Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc N/A Puerto Rico Other Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Seeds of Africa Foundation N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
California Renters Legal Advocacy and Education Fund Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 -60,000
Sierra Waldorf School N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Soaringwords, Inc. N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 26,000
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,651
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Southern Illinois University Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Center for Popular Research, Education and Policy Contra Costa CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Charity Global Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition N/A CO United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 8,300
Community Initiatives San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Starcross Monastic Community Sonoma CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 38,201

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
San Jose Day Nursery Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Seeds of Africa Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
California Renters Legal Advocacy and Education Fund Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 -60,000
Sierra Waldorf School N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Soaringwords, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 26,000
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 5,651
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Southern Illinois University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Center for Popular Research, Education and Policy Contra Costa Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Charity Global Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 8,300
Community Initiatives San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Starcross Monastic Community Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Leadership Counsel for Justice and Accountability CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
LifeMoves CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Los Altos Educational Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,400
MAITRI CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Measures for Justice Institute NY Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Menlo School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Mills-Peninsula Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Nantucket Dreamland Foundation MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
National Immigration Law Center CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
New York University NY Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Nutrition Coalition DC Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
OneWorld Health SC Health Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Pacific Crest Trail Association CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
PARS Equality Center CA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Peninsula Conflict Resolution Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalition PA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 450
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Point Reyes Bird Observatory CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
PSFC CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Page SUM 2,686,350

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
San Jose Day Nursery United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc Puerto Rico Other Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Seeds of Africa Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,500
California Renters Legal Advocacy and Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 -60,000
Sierra Waldorf School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Soaringwords, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 26,000
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,651
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Southern Illinois University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Center for Popular Research, Education and Policy United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Charity Global Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Colorado Immigrant Rights Coalition United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 8,300
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Starcross Monastic Community United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 38,201

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13280 records found.