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, and corporate 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)
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Center for Indigenous Questions N/A Ethiopia Food Security Donor Advised 2019 185,039
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Burlingame Aquatic Club Inc San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 4,197
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
California Policy Center N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
SLS San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
South Creek Church N/A MO United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Charge Across Town Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Community High School Foundation, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
StandUp for Kids Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,100
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Tahirih Justice Center N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Center for Indigenous Questions N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 185,039
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Burlingame Aquatic Club Inc San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 4,197
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
California Policy Center N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
SLS San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
South Creek Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Charge Across Town Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Community High School Foundation, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
StandUp for Kids Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,100
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Tahirih Justice Center N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 750
El Dorado Musical Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Town Cats of Morgan Hill CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Turnaround for Children, Inc. NY Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Equality California Institute CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 8,500
University of the Pacific CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Food & Water Watch DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 750
Foundation for Students Rising Above CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Veggielution CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
WACO Theater Center CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Friends of the Earth DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Wikimedia Foundation Inc DC Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Wonderfest CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Global Fund For Women, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Great Books Foundation IL Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Yavneh Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Heifer Project International AR International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Center for Indigenous Questions Ethiopia Food Security Donor Advised 2019 185,039
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Burlingame Aquatic Club Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 4,197
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
California Policy Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
SLS United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
South Creek Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Charge Across Town Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Community High School Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
StandUp for Kids United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,100
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Tahirih Justice Center United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 490,836

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13280 records found.