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)
American Cancer Society Inc Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Immigration Council N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
50Can Inc N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Animals in Need Fund N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Representation Project Marin CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
B.O.K. Ranch, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 16,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. N/A FL United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Boys Town of Italy N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 600
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Senior Coastsiders Inc San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
California Trout San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Exchange Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 484,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
American Cancer Society Inc Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Immigration Council N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
50Can Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Animals in Need Fund N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Representation Project Marin Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Asian Pacific Fund San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
B.O.K. Ranch, Inc. San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 16,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Boys Town of Italy N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 600
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Senior Coastsiders Inc San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
California Trout San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Exchange Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 484,600

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 30,000
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 900
Salesian Elementary & Jr. High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Archbishop Mitty High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Playhouse CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Better Markets Inc DC Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Share Our Strength Inc MD Food Security Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League CA Education Donor Advised 2019 95,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Square Peg Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. ID Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
St. Matthias Catholic Church Community CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 436,350

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Immigration Council United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
50Can Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 120,000
Animals in Need Fund United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Representation Project United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Asian Pacific Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
B.O.K. Ranch, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 16,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Bonefish & Tarpon Trust Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Boys Town of Italy United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 600
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Senior Coastsiders Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
California Trout United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Silicon Valley Bicycle Exchange United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Page SUM 484,600

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13280 records found.