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)
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Maria Urban Ministry Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Selby Lane Elementary San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Watch N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Sobrato Early Academic Language Program Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Southern New Hampshire University N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Equality California Institute N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
FISH Food Bank N/A OR United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 700
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Starlings Volleyball Clubs USA N/A CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Friends of Camp Mather San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 9,500
The Freedom Fund N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Oaks School N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 736,400

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Maria Urban Ministry Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Selby Lane Elementary San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Watch N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Sobrato Early Academic Language Program Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Southern New Hampshire University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Equality California Institute N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
FISH Food Bank N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 700
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Starlings Volleyball Clubs USA N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Friends of Camp Mather San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Future Talent of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 9,500
The Freedom Fund N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Oaks School N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 736,400

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Sawtooth Botanical Garden Inc ID Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sesame Workshop NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Solstice Initiative Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Spread the Vote CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Jude School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Feeding the Gulf Coast AL Food Security Donor Advised 2019 9,750
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Texas Freedom Network Education Fund TX Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Frost Valley YMCA NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Fit Kids Foundation Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 60,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
GreenLight Fund Inc MA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Half Moon Bay Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Page SUM 1,482,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Maria Urban Ministry United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Selby Lane Elementary United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Watch United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Sobrato Early Academic Language Program United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Southern New Hampshire University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Equality California Institute United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
FISH Food Bank United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 700
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Starlings Volleyball Clubs USA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Friends of Camp Mather United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Future Talent of Silicon Valley United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 9,500
The Freedom Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Oaks School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 736,400

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13280 records found.