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)
Puente de la Costa Sur San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,500
Recovery Cafe San Jose Inc Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A IA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bay Scholars San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
San Francisco Women's Centers San Francisco CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Community Radio San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Black Voice Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Santa Clara Swim Club Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 800
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
California Polytechnic State University Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology N/A SD United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Center for Inquiry Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 336,750

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Puente de la Costa Sur San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,500
Recovery Cafe San Jose Inc Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bay Scholars San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
San Francisco Women's Centers San Francisco Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Community Radio San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Black Voice Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Santa Clara Swim Club Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 800
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
California Polytechnic State University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Center for Inquiry Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 336,750

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Peninsula College Fund CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Peninsula Symphony of Northern California Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Planting Justice CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 18,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Protect Our Winters CO Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Rainbow Friends Animal Sanctuary HI Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Regents of the University of California CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,403,408
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Rosenberg Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Salvation Army National Corp VA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Public Press CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives Foundation VA Education Donor Advised 2019 197,740
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Shearim Torah High School AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 1,200
SilverLining, Inc. DC Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 3,776,898

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Puente de la Costa Sur United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 4,500
Recovery Cafe San Jose Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Regents University of California Los Angeles United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bay Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
San Francisco Women's Centers United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Community Radio United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Black Voice Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Santa Clara Swim Club United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 800
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
California Polytechnic State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Center for Inquiry Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 336,750

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13280 records found.