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)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Bowdoin College N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Jose State University Research Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 13,134
Sawa for Development and Aid N/A Lebanon Arts & Culture 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 750
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
California Clubhouse San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Services & Immigrant Rights & Education Network Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Calvary Baptist Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Carb DM, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Society of Chinese Bioscientists in America N/A MD United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2019 66,000
Central Valley Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Addis Ababa University N/A Ethiopia Education Donor Advised 2019 46,607
A New Day Foundation Inc N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 34,500
Chicana Foundation of Northern California San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Christian Science Association of the Pupils of EB Luerssen Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
All in Need Family Support Contra Costa CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300
American Cancer Society Inc N/A OK United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 429,791

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Bowdoin College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Jose State University Research Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 13,134
Sawa for Development and Aid N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 750
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
California Clubhouse San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Services & Immigrant Rights & Education Network Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Calvary Baptist Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Carb DM, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Society of Chinese Bioscientists in America N/A Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2019 66,000
Central Valley Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Addis Ababa University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 46,607
A New Day Foundation Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 34,500
Chicana Foundation of Northern California San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Christian Science Association of the Pupils of EB Luerssen Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
All in Need Family Support Contra Costa General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300
American Cancer Society Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St Marys Center CA Other Donor Advised 2019 1,200
StandUp for Kids CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Cancer CAREpoint Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,150
Center for Media Change Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Chess-in-the-Schools, Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Adirondack Land Trust Inc NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Christ Episcopal Church NC Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Coalition on Homelessness CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
All Stars Helping Kids, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Common Sense Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Community School of Music & Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
The Barack Obama Foundation IL Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
The Health Trust CA Health Donor Advised 2019 750
American Immigration Council DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Conservation Earth, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 13,000
Creative Center of Los Altos CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Bowdoin College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Jose State University Research Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 13,134
Sawa for Development and Aid Lebanon Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 750
Breakthrough Silicon Valley United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
California Clubhouse United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Services & Immigrant Rights & Education Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Calvary Baptist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Carb DM, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Society of Chinese Bioscientists in America United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2019 66,000
Central Valley Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Addis Ababa University Ethiopia Education Donor Advised 2019 46,607
A New Day Foundation Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 34,500
Chicana Foundation of Northern California United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Christian Science Association of the Pupils of EB Luerssen United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
All in Need Family Support United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 300
American Cancer Society Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 429,791

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13280 records found.