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)
Schizophrenia International Research Society Inc N/A TN United States Health 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 6,000
Breast Cancer Research Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California College of the Arts San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sesame Workshop N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Camelback Ventures, Inc. N/A LA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Cardiac Therapy Foundation of the MidPeninsula Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 38,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. N/A MD United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 13,900
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Coastside Hope San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Conservation Society of California Alameda CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 677,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Schizophrenia International Research Society Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Breast Cancer Research Foundation Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California College of the Arts San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sesame Workshop N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Aim High for High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Camelback Ventures, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Cardiac Therapy Foundation of the MidPeninsula Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 38,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2019 13,900
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Coastside Hope San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Commonwealth Club of California San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community School of Music and Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Conservation Society of California Alameda Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. Contra Costa Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 677,150

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
California Native Plant Society CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Stanford Health Care 227 CA Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Cancer Commons CA Health Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Castle Air Museum Foundation Incorporated CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Amazon Watch CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Center for Renewable Energy & Appropriate Technology for the OR International Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Chicago Foundation for Women IL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American National Red Cross IA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Christian Relief Fund TX International Development Donor Advised 2019 840
Commonwealth Club of California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Community School of Music and Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
The Bhutan Foundation DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Health Trust CA Health Donor Advised 2019 400
Consumer Credit Counseling Service of Southern Oregon Inc OR Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Creative Visions Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 150,000
The Particular Council of the Society of St. Vincent De Paul CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The UC Davis Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
10,000 Degrees CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 594,440

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Schizophrenia International Research Society Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Breast Cancer Research Foundation Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California College of the Arts United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sesame Workshop United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Aim High for High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Camelback Ventures, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Cardiac Therapy Foundation of the MidPeninsula United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 38,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. United States Immigration Donor Advised 2019 13,900
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Coastside Hope United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Commonwealth Club of California United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community School of Music and Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Conservation Society of California United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 677,150

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13280 records found.