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 certain types of funds: donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds. It also includes grants made 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. Thus, the grant totals represented here may not equal the amount of grantmaking reported in our audited financial statements. The data shown here do provide an informative look at the breadth of causes supported by SVCF donors and by our strategic focus areas. 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)
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Searles Elementary School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,750
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Buddhist Global Relief N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet N/A MO United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Children's Creativity Museum San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Paul's School N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Compassion Outreach of America N/A LA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Summit League Santa Clara CA United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Symphony Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Cross Catholic Outreach, Inc. N/A FL United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 102,884
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Purdue Research Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Deep Vellum Publishing N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Dragon Productions Theatre Company San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Redemption Ministerial Fellowship International Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 370
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Rogue Valley Childrens Discovery Museum Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Esalen Institute N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Education Fund San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Flux Foundation San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Santa Cruz Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Friends of NTU FNTU Santa Clara Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 70,668
Ganji Tabiat N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 26,250
Sierra Nevada College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Givelight Foundation Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Good Films Impact N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
South Yuba River Citizens League N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 1,380,488

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Bill Wilson Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Sankara Eye Foundation USA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Searles Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,750
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Buddhist Global Relief United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Sisters of Saint Joseph of Carondelet United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Children's Creativity Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Paul's School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Foundation Sonoma County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Compassion Outreach of America United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Summit League United States Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Symphony Silicon Valley United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Cross Catholic Outreach, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 102,884
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13280 records found.