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 ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Agapao Inc N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Auxiliary of the Good Samaritan Hospital of Santa Clara Vall Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bay Area Video Coalition Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Corporate 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
American Friends Service Committee N/A PA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 16,091
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
Center for Global Development N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 3,986,341

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Sustainable Economies Law Center Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Stagebridge Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Street Level Health Project Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Street Level Health Project Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Star Struck Productions Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Story of Stuff Project Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Mary's Center Alameda Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St Marys Center Alameda Other Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Squashdrive Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sovereign Order of Malta - Western Association Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Smartmeme, Inc. Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 400
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,249,150

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Year Up Inc MA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Young Dreamer Network CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 900
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Young Eisner Scholars CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,250
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. NE Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Year Up Inc CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 550,000
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Young Life CO Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
WQED Multimedia PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Yale University CT Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Year Up Inc MA Education Corporate Advised 2019 1,300
Yosemite Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 655,650

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Grantee Countrysort ascending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Agapao Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Auxiliary of the Good Samaritan Hospital of Santa Clara Vall United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bay Area Video Coalition Inc United States Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
San Francisco Unified School District United States Education Corporate 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
American Friends Service Committee United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 16,091
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
Center for Global Development United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 3,986,341

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13280 records found.