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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Red-Tail Land Conservancy, Inc. N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Remote Energy N/A WA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
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
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
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
Army Emergency Relief N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 589,350

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Red-Tail Land Conservancy, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Remote Energy N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
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
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
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
Army Emergency Relief N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Resonate Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,300
Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Saint Anselm College NH Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 48,522
San Francisco Martime National Park Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
San Jose News Bureau CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,900
Save the Redwoods League CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
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
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
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
Art of Yoga Project CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 448,622

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Red-Tail Land Conservancy, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Remote Energy United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
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
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
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
Army Emergency Relief United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 589,350

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13280 records found.