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)
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
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Square Peg Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 2,302,453

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
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
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Square Peg Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 2,302,453

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
East Palo Alto Academy Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Trustees of the Smith College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Educational First Steps TX Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Envision Education, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
First Presbyterian Church of Burlingame CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 15,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Valley Christian Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Foundation for Hearing Research Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 16,500
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm CA Other Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Voter Registration Project DC Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Gay Pride Celebration Committee of San Jose CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Women in Film CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
WQED Multimedia PA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Healthy Kids Brighter Future Incorporated ME Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Young Womens Christian Association of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 714,900

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Scopa Has A Dream Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Brooklyn Hospital Center United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children United States Health Donor Advised 2019 19,000
California Institute for Medical Research United States Health Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 750
Sonoma Valley Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Center for Digital Democracy United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
City Arts and Lectures, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
College Foundation of the University of Virginia United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
St. Matthias Catholic Church Community United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Community Foundation Sonoma County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Compassion in World Farming (International) England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,057,978
Swarthmore College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Square Peg Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 2,302,453

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13280 records found.