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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Salk Institute for Biological Studies N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Battery Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Bernard Osher Marin Jewish Community Center 07-01-95 Marin CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Playhouse San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Schola Cantorum Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Bridges to Community Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
ShadeTree Multicultural Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Careers Through Culinary Arts Program Inc. N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Society of Women Engineers Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
CATO Institute N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Centro Cultural Mexicano N/A CO United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 2,662,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Rites of Passage Sonoma Other Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Roseland Charter School Sonoma Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pets Lifeline Inc. Sonoma Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peten Health Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Peten Health Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peten Health Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Northern Calfornia AmericanSaddlebred Horse Association Sonoma Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
La Luz Center Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Kagyu Takten Puntsokling Sonoma Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Institute of Noetic Sciences Sonoma Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 146,250

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Salk Institute for Biological Studies United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Battery Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Bernard Osher Marin Jewish Community Center 07-01-95 United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Playhouse United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Schola Cantorum Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Bridges to Community Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
ShadeTree Multicultural Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Careers Through Culinary Arts Program Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Society of Women Engineers United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
CATO Institute United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Centro Cultural Mexicano United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. United States Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 2,662,950

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13280 records found.