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, and corporate 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)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Sandia Search Dogs N/A NM United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Scopa Has A Dream Inc Sonoma CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Brooklyn Hospital Center N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 19,000
California Institute for Medical Research Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A FL United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A NE United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 750
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Center for Digital Democracy N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
City Arts and Lectures, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
College Foundation of the University of Virginia N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. Matthias Catholic Church Community San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Compassion in World Farming (International) N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,057,978
Swarthmore College N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 2,468,203

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Sandia Search Dogs N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Scopa Has A Dream Inc Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Brooklyn Hospital Center N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 19,000
California Institute for Medical Research Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 750
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Center for Digital Democracy N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
City Arts and Lectures, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
College Foundation of the University of Virginia N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. Matthias Catholic Church Community San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Compassion in World Farming (International) N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,057,978
Swarthmore College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 2,468,203

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Community Foundation of Jackson Hole WY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 40,000
The Character Lab Inc PA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Compass Family Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 1,750
The Salvation Army PA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Cristosal Inc. NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Desert Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Teachers Who Pray Inc. IL Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The University Corporation San Francisco State CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Trust for Public Land CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
United Charitable VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2019 7,000
University of Arizona Foundation AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
University of Maryland, Baltimore County MD Other Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Ace Charter School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 491,300

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Services & Immigrant Rights & Education Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Calvary Baptist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Carb DM, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Catholic Foundation of Southeastern Massachusetts, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Christian Science Association of the Students of Donald Ripp United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Coastal Watershed Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
StoryCorps, Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sustainable Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Team Rubicon United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Character Lab Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Humane League United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 353,500
Douglas Mendel Cambodian Relief Fund United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Peach Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
The UC Davis Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 2,143,250

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13280 records found.