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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sanergy, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Sea The World Productions, Inc. N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Buddhist Digital Resource Center Inc N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods N/A IN United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
SOS Children's Villages USA, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 840
Center for Election Science N/A IL United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,800,000
Aspire Public Schools San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A England Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Children's Council of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Bellwether Education Partners N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
St. Paul Church San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boston Baroque Inc N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 2,074,940

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sanergy, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Sea The World Productions, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Buddhist Digital Resource Center Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
SOS Children's Villages USA, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 840
Center for Election Science N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,800,000
Aspire Public Schools San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Children's Council of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Bellwether Education Partners N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
St. Paul Church San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boston Baroque Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 2,074,940

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,200
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Calaveras Humane Society CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Spark SF Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2019 203,400
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
California-Hawaii Elks Major Project, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Carb DM, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Strategic Education Research Partnership Institute DC Sciences Donor Advised 2019 660,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. MD Immigration Donor Advised 2019 7,100
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. CA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Association of the Los Altos Historical Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Inc. DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Biden Cancer Initiative Inc DC Health Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
College of Adaptive Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,432,550

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sanergy, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Sea The World Productions, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Buddhist Digital Resource Center Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
SOS Children's Villages USA, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 840
Center for Election Science United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,800,000
Aspire Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Chancellor Masters & Scholars of the University of Oxford England Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Children's Council of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Bellwether Education Partners United States Education Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
St. Paul Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boston Baroque Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Community Foundation Sonoma County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 2,074,940

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13280 records found.