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)
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Arts Benicia, Inc. N/ASolano CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Rising World Incorporation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 30,500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Santa Barbara Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,025
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Cassies Place Inc N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Center for Farmworker Families N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,200
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Thomas More Catholic Church San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,597,425

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Arts Benicia, Inc. N/ASolano Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Rising World Incorporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 30,500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Santa Barbara Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,025
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Cassies Place Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Center for Farmworker Families N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,200
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Thomas More Catholic Church San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,597,425

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
CASA of San Mateo County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Center for Digital Democracy DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Chapman University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 130,853
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Colorado Office of the Governor CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 135,000
Texas Tribune Inc TX Education Donor Advised 2019 350,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Congregation Beth Am CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Five Buckets, Four Shovels Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Nueva School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
A Safe Place, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Council on American-Islamic Relations California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 170,000
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
DonorsChoose.org NY Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Tony Hawk Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Trustees of Union College NY Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Family Giving Tree CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
United States Fund for UNICEF NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,012,153

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Arts Benicia, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Rising World Incorporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 30,500
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Unified School District United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Santa Barbara Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,025
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
California League of Conservation Voters Education Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Cassies Place Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Center for Farmworker Families United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,200
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Thomas More Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,597,425

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13280 records found.