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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Rainbow Railroad USA Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Saint Matthew Lutheran Church Contra Costa CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
San Jose State University Research Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 13,134
Sawa for Development and Aid N/A Lebanon Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 750
Services & Immigrant Rights & Education Network Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Society of Chinese Bioscientists in America N/A MD United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2019 66,000
Bahamas Sportfishing and Conservation Corporation N/A TX United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Central Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Chicana Foundation of Northern California San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Christian Science Association of the Pupils of EB Luerssen Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 866,384

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Rainbow Railroad USA Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Regents of the University of California N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Saint Matthew Lutheran Church Contra Costa Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
San Jose State University Research Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 13,134
Sawa for Development and Aid N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 750
Services & Immigrant Rights & Education Network Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Society of Chinese Bioscientists in America N/A Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2019 66,000
Bahamas Sportfishing and Conservation Corporation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Central Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Chicana Foundation of Northern California San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Christian Science Association of the Pupils of EB Luerssen Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Booksin Elementary School Community Association Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 866,384

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Benito County Heritage Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Mateo Public Library Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Scripps College CA Education Donor Advised 2019 42,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Sisters Servants of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Monroe Mich MI Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
St Marys Center CA Other Donor Advised 2019 1,200
StandUp for Kids CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,150
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Chess-in-the-Schools, Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Beyond 12 Education Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Christ Episcopal Church NC Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Coalition on Homelessness CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 402,300

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Rainbow Railroad USA Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Regents of the University of California United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
ReSurge International United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Saint Matthew Lutheran Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
San Jose State University Research Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 13,134
Sawa for Development and Aid Lebanon Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 750
Services & Immigrant Rights & Education Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Society of Chinese Bioscientists in America United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2019 66,000
Bahamas Sportfishing and Conservation Corporation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Central Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Chicana Foundation of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Christian Science Association of the Pupils of EB Luerssen United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Booksin Elementary School Community Association United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 866,384

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13280 records found.