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)
BlackFem Inc N/A KY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
California Polytechnic State University Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -2,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 -50,000
SMART Liberia N/A Liberia Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology N/A SD United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 495,544
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for International Environmental Law Inc. N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Charitable Giving N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,930
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Community High School Foundation, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Standupgirl Com Foundation Inc. N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Abolitionist Law Center N/A PA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 742,674

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
BlackFem Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
California Polytechnic State University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 -2,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 -50,000
SMART Liberia N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 495,544
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for International Environmental Law Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Charitable Giving N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,930
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Community High School Foundation, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Standupgirl Com Foundation Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Abolitionist Law Center N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Square Peg Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
St. Nicholas Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Summit Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2019 750
Case Alumni Association Incorporated OH Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits CA Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2019 500
T L P Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Charles Armstrong School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Childrens Theatre Company NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Civil Rights Corps DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,600,000
Comite Civico Del Valle Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Congregation Emanu-El CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 400
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 1,969,350

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
BlackFem Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Santa Clara Valley Audubon Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
California Polytechnic State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -2,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 -50,000
SMART Liberia Liberia Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 495,544
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for International Environmental Law Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Charitable Giving England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,930
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
CollegeSpring Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Community High School Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Standupgirl Com Foundation Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Abolitionist Law Center United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 742,674

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13280 records found.