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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Better Markets Inc N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Bring Change 2 Mind San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
She Wins A NJ Nonprofit Corporation N/A NJ United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Caminar San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Carmelite Monastery of the Infant Jesus Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Solar Electric Light Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for American Progress N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Child Mind Institute Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Church of God N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 275
Code for Science and Society Inc N/A OR United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Community Solutions International Inc N/A NY United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 718,325

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Better Markets Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Bring Change 2 Mind San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 250
California Family Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 500
She Wins A NJ Nonprofit Corporation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Caminar San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Carmelite Monastery of the Infant Jesus Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Solar Electric Light Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for American Progress N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Child Mind Institute Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Church of God N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 275
Code for Science and Society Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Community Solutions International Inc N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 718,325

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Society for the Preservation of the City of Milwaukee MI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 -200
Brain Support Network CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
California Academy of Sciences CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Calistoga Rotary Foundation Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 9,300
Cardiac Therapy Foundation of the MidPeninsula CA Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Sustainable Markets Foundation NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Street Life Ministries CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards Inc DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 36,600

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Better Markets Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Bring Change 2 Mind United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
She Wins A NJ Nonprofit Corporation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Caminar United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Carmelite Monastery of the Infant Jesus United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Solar Electric Light Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for American Progress United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Child Mind Institute Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Church of God United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 275
Code for Science and Society Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Community Solutions International Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 718,325

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13280 records found.