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 descending Year Amount (USD)
American Friends of Magen David Adom N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -244
Amor Ministries Inc. N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Road Dogs & Rescue N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Auxiliary of the Good Samaritan Hospital of Santa Clara Vall Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
BishopAccountability Org Inc N/A MA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Bulamu International Santa Clara CA United States Health 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 3,750,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 3,945,806

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Friends of Magen David Adom N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 -244
Amor Ministries Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Road Dogs & Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Auxiliary of the Good Samaritan Hospital of Santa Clara Vall Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
BishopAccountability Org Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Bulamu International Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,750,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 3,945,806

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Battery Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Schola Cantorum Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Best Friends Animal Society UT Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Shaker Museum and Library NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Bring Change 2 Mind CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
California Family Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Mary's Academy OR General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Summer Search CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings DC Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Symphony Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Children's Hospital Los Angeles CA Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Citzens of the World Charter Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 951,950

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Friends of Magen David Adom United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -244
Amor Ministries Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Road Dogs & Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Auxiliary of the Good Samaritan Hospital of Santa Clara Vall United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Bay Bird Observatory United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
BishopAccountability Org Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Santa Clara City Library Foundation and Friends United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Bulamu International United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,750,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 3,945,806

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13280 records found.