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)
Red-Tail Land Conservancy, Inc. N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Bernardino N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Be The Match Foundation N/A MN United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco First Tee San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
B'nai B'rith N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A CA United States Animal Welfare 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 1,000
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
California Renters Legal Advocacy and Education Fund Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Sierra Senior Services N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Smuin Ballets - SF San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cancer Commons Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Southern Center for Human Rights N/A GA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Charities Aid Foundation America N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 685,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Red-Tail Land Conservancy, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Bernardino N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Be The Match Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco First Tee San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
B'nai B'rith N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
California Renters Legal Advocacy and Education Fund Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Sierra Senior Services N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Smuin Ballets - SF San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cancer Commons Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Southern Center for Human Rights N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Charities Aid Foundation America N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Bering Sea Womens Group AK Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Services for Brain Injury CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Solar Richmond CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Sponsors for Educational Opportunity Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American Library Association IL Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Stuttering Foundation of America TN Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Carson Tahoe SPCA NV Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Center for Climate Protection CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sutter Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Chan Zuckerberg Biohub, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,498,721
Children's Health Council, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Colorado College TH CO Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Tewecado Trust, Inc. AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 2,759,921

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Red-Tail Land Conservancy, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Bernardino United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Be The Match Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco First Tee United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
B'nai B'rith United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Monterey County United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Cruz SPCA and Humane Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
California Renters Legal Advocacy and Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Sierra Senior Services United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Smuin Ballets - SF United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cancer Commons United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Southern Center for Human Rights United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Charities Aid Foundation America United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 685,150

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13280 records found.