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 descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
SCY High Tech Inc N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Buckminster Fuller Institute San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California Institute of Technology N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Soroptimist International of the Americas Inc N/A NV United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 -55,000,000
Children's Cancer Research Fund N/A MN United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
City Fund San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,801,795
College of William and Mary N/A VA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
St. Paul Church San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Compassion International Incorporated N/A CO United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 8,208
Summer Search San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 12,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 19,000
Page SUM -47,959,747

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Churchill Club Santa Clara Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 6,150
Cinequest, Inc. Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Circlesorg Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,037
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 300
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Christmas in the Park Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,500
Chopsticks Alley Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 132,437

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
A Christian Ministry in the National Parks CO Religion Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
A Safe Place, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 -2,500
ABC House Inc OR Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 11,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
100 Women Charitable Foundation, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Kitsap Sexual Assault Center WA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Kitten Central of Placer County Incorporated CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Kiva Microfunds CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 410
Kiva Microfunds CA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Kiva Microfunds CA International Development Corporate Advised 2019 125,000
Page SUM 149,410

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12650 records found.
Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
SCY High Tech Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Buckminster Fuller Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Shriners Hospitals for Children United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Soroptimist International of the Americas Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Committee Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 -55,000,000
Children's Cancer Research Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
City Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,801,795
College of William and Mary United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 100,000
St. Paul Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Compassion International Incorporated United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 8,208
Summer Search United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Swords to Plowshares Veterans Rights Organization United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 12,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 19,000
Page SUM -47,959,747

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13280 records found.