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)
African Communities Together N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Alpine County Sheriff's Department N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Providence Alaska Foundation N/A AK United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Rainbow Railroad USA Inc. N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
BASIC Fund Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Saint Matthew Lutheran Church Contra Costa CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Bowdoin College N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Jose State University Research Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 13,134
Sawa for Development and Aid N/A Lebanon Arts & Culture 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 750
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 310,884

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
African Communities Together N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Alpine County Sheriff's Department N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Providence Alaska Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Rainbow Railroad USA Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Regents of the University of California N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Archbishop Mitty High School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
ReSurge International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 500
BASIC Fund Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Saint Matthew Lutheran Church Contra Costa Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Beneficent Technology Inc Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Bowdoin College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Jose State University Research Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 13,134
Sawa for Development and Aid N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 750
Breakthrough Silicon Valley Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 310,884

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Aircraft Casualty Emotional Support Services, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 250
Ameinu Our People, Inc. NY Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,800
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Rites of Passage CA Other Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. CT Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 19,000
San Francisco Zoological Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 83,550

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
African Communities Together United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Alpine County Sheriff's Department United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Providence Alaska Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,500
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Rainbow Railroad USA Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Regents of the University of California United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Archbishop Mitty High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
ReSurge International United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Rosalie Rendu, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
BASIC Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Saint Matthew Lutheran Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 300
Beneficent Technology Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Bowdoin College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Jose State University Research Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 13,134
Sawa for Development and Aid Lebanon Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 750
Breakthrough Silicon Valley United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 310,884

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13280 records found.