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)
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Public Ecologic Union "LESIC-South" N/A Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Read With Me Volunteer Programs A California Nonprofit Publi N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,100
Sabores Well San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Domenico School Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation N/A CT United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 330,000
Brown University of Providence N/A RI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
California Institute of Technology N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Childrens Cabinet Inc. A Child and Family Resource N/A NV United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
City Fund N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,871,810
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Page SUM 7,416,710

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Public Ecologic Union "LESIC-South" N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Read With Me Volunteer Programs A California Nonprofit Publi N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 5,100
Sabores Well San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Domenico School Marin Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 330,000
Brown University of Providence N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
California Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 300
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Childrens Cabinet Inc. A Child and Family Resource N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
City Fund N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,871,810
College of Adaptive Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Nicholas Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Page SUM 7,416,710

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Semilla Nueva ID International Development Donor Advised 2019 105,486
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 275
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Spanish Peaks Community Foundation MT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Voter Foundation CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Capoeira Arts Foundation Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
StoryCorps, Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Children International MO Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,115
Citizens Environmental Council of Burlingame Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
College Foundation of the University of Virginia VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Foundation Sonoma County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 125,000
The Community Foundation CO Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 130,000
Assistance League of San Jose CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Compassion International Incorporated CO International Development Donor Advised 2019 8,208
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 110,000
The Miami Foundation Inc. FL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,347
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 797,631

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Public Ecologic Union "LESIC-South" Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Read With Me Volunteer Programs A California Nonprofit Publi United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,100
Sabores Well United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Domenico School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 330,000
Brown University of Providence United States Education Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children United States Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Sonrisas Dental Health Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Childrens Cabinet Inc. A Child and Family Resource United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
City Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,871,810
College of Adaptive Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Nicholas Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Page SUM 7,416,710

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13280 records found.