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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Canary Fund Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
American Gateways N/A TX United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 310,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,600,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Center for Improvisational Music N/A NY United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,111,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Chapin Hall Center for Children N/A IL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 491,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
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
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cornell University N/A IA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 4,508,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Canary Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 500
American Gateways N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 310,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,600,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Center for Improvisational Music N/A Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,111,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Chapin Hall Center for Children N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 491,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Roulette Intermedium, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Mateo Park Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cornell University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Schools Mentoring & Resource Team San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 4,508,000

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2019 90,000
San Francisco Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Charities Aid Foundation America VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Children's Hospital Los Angeles CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Civic Leadership USA CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Colorectal Cancer Alliance Inc DC Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
St. Gregory Catholic School CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,200
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
StreetCode Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 822,350

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Canary Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
American Gateways United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 310,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,600,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Center for Improvisational Music United States Nonprofit/Philanthropy Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,111,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Chapin Hall Center for Children United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 491,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Roulette Intermedium, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Community Gatepath United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cornell University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 4,508,000

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13280 records found.