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)
Salbuurun Federation N/A Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Battery Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 4,000
San Francisco Parks Alliance San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
California Community Builders Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
SETI Institute Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Camelot Equestrian Park Foundation N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 452,812
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Coastside Hope San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Street Level Health Project Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 643,962

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Salbuurun Federation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Battery Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 4,000
San Francisco Parks Alliance San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
California Community Builders Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
SETI Institute Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Camelot Equestrian Park Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 452,812
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Coastside Hope San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Street Level Health Project Alameda Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 643,962

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
California State University Fresno Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Canyon Oaks Youth Center CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Central City Hospitality House CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,304
Cinequest, Inc. CA Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Collaborative for Academic Social and Emotional Learning IL Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Community Foundation of San Benito County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,500
The Children's Place and Parent Education Center NH Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Compass High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,001
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 300
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cross Catholic Outreach, Inc. FL International Development Donor Advised 2019 102,884
Detroit Justice Center MI Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 385
Team4Tech Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The University of Texas at Austin TX Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 2,188,524

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Salbuurun Federation Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Battery Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 4,000
San Francisco Parks Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
California Community Builders Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
SETI Institute United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Camelot Equestrian Park Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Centre for Effective Altruism USA Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 452,812
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Coastside Hope United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Commonwealth Club of California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. Ignatius Loyola Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Street Level Health Project United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Community School of Music and Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 643,962

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13280 records found.