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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Roulette Intermedium, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Bible Study Fellowship N/A TX United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Mateo Park Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
Schools Mentoring & Resource Team San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Film Institute Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 180,000
Sheriff Pal Program N/A MI United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Sinai Health System N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Campaign Legal Center Inc N/A DC United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Carolyn L Farrell Foundation for Brain Health N/A OH United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Solutions Journalism Network Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 23,100
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Childfund International USA N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 1,012,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 170,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Creative Center of Los Altos Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Copper's Dream Rescue Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 297,300

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 46,500
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Across the Bridge Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Active Minds Inc DC Health Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Abrazos & Books CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Act Inc IA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Abundant Grace Coastside Worker CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Acumen Fund, Inc. NY Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 50,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Academir Charter School Preparatory FL Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 1,774,500

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Roulette Intermedium, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Bible Study Fellowship United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Mateo Park Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 75,000
Schools Mentoring & Resource Team United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Film Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 180,000
Sheriff Pal Program United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Sinai Health System United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Campaign Legal Center Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Carolyn L Farrell Foundation for Brain Health United States Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Committee Advised 2019 150,000
Solutions Journalism Network Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 23,100
CHAC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Childfund International USA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 1,012,950

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13280 records found.