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)
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bear Valley Education Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Paula Art Museum N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Business Executives for National Security N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sobrato Early Academic Language Program Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sightline Institute N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Cancer Research Institute Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Castlemans Awareness & Research Effort N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 406,640
Southern New Hampshire University N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Center for Reproductive Rights Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Charity Science Foundation of Canada N/A Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2019 55,217
Page SUM 1,254,057

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bear Valley Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Paula Art Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Business Executives for National Security N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sobrato Early Academic Language Program Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sightline Institute N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Cancer Research Institute Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Castlemans Awareness & Research Effort N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 406,640
Southern New Hampshire University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Center for Reproductive Rights Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Charity Science Foundation of Canada N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 55,217
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
PRX Incorporated MA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Rape Trauma Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Rhythmix Cultural Works CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,100,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Rotary Club of Woodside-Portola Valley Foundation Inc. CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Aroostook County Action Program, Inc. ME Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 125,000
San Mateo Police Activities League CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Bay Area Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Science is Elementary, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 750
Big Sky Community Organization MT Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children FL Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods IN Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 5,598,250

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bear Valley Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
San Jose Downtown Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Paula Art Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Business Executives for National Security United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sobrato Early Academic Language Program United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sightline Institute United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Cancer Research Institute Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Castlemans Awareness & Research Effort United States Health Donor Advised 2019 406,640
Southern New Hampshire University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Center for Reproductive Rights Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Charity Science Foundation of Canada Canada Human Services Donor Advised 2019 55,217
Page SUM 1,254,057

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13280 records found.