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)
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A IA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Ashland Community Hospital Foundation N/A OR United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Roca, Inc. N/A MA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Campus Christian Centers San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Francisco University High School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education 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 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 30,000
California Pit Bull Rescue Contra Costa CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Canary Fund Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Slow Food N/A Italy Food Security Donor Advised 2019 40,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Chapman University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 130,853
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Ashland Community Hospital Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Roca, Inc. N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Campus Christian Centers San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Francisco University High School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 30,000
California Pit Bull Rescue Contra Costa Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Canary Fund Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Slow Food N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 40,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Chapman University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 130,853
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The African American Art and Culture Complex CA Other Donor Advised 2019 250
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Beth David CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,720
The Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute NY Civil Rights/Social Action/Advocacy Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Courage Campaign Institute 501c3 CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
D39C Collaborative CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Douglas County Museum Foundation OR Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Tech Museum of Innovation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Tor Project Inc. WA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Equal Opportunity Schools WA Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
United States Healthful Food Council, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
University of California San Francisco Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 133,000
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center TX Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Food & Water Watch DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Foundation for Regional Transit CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Vassar College NY Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
W Haywood Burns Institute CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Association United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Ashland Community Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Roca, Inc. United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Campus Christian Centers United States Other Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Francisco University High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 30,000
California Pit Bull Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Canary Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Slow Food Italy Food Security Donor Advised 2019 40,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Chapman University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 130,853
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13280 records found.