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)
Boise State University Foundation Inc N/A ID United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California State University Fresno Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Center for the Study of Services N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Charlie's Acres Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Civil Rights Corps N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
St. Baldrick's Foundation Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Community Language Education and Research Services, Inc N/A Puerto Rico Other Donor Advised 2019 18,750
State Street Ballet N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sunnyvale Historical Society and Museum Association Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Council of Chief State School Officers N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Teach For All Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,150
The Berner-Garde Foundation N/A CO United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CuriOdyssey San Mateo CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 2,582,950

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Boise State University Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California State University Fresno Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Center for the Study of Services N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Charlie's Acres Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Civil Rights Corps N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
St. Baldrick's Foundation Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Community Language Education and Research Services, Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 18,750
State Street Ballet N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sunnyvale Historical Society and Museum Association Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Congregation Beth Am Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Council of Chief State School Officers N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Teach For All Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 3,150
The Berner-Garde Foundation N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CuriOdyssey San Mateo Sciences Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 2,582,950

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Global Witness Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Wilderness Society DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Woodson Center DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Green Foothills Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Hidden Genius Project CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
HOPE Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Humanities West CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Innocence Project, Inc. NY Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000
International Rescue Committee Inc MN International Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Jeremiah's Promise CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Page SUM 626,900

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Boise State University Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California State University Fresno Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Canine Companions for Independence United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Center for the Study of Services United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Charlie's Acres United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Civil Rights Corps United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
St. Baldrick's Foundation Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Community Language Education and Research Services, Inc Puerto Rico Other Donor Advised 2019 18,750
State Street Ballet United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sunnyvale Historical Society and Museum Association Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Council of Chief State School Officers United States Education Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Teach For All Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,150
The Berner-Garde Foundation United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 2,582,950

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13280 records found.