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)
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Blue Engine Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Santa Cruz Film Festival N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Burlingame Regional Community of the Sisters of Mercy of the San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 750
California Public Interest Research Education Fund, Inc. N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Sierra Nevada College N/A NV United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Smithsonian Institute N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Southern California Association of Non Profit Housing Inc. N/A CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Charitable Giving N/A England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 790
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church Santa Clara CA United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Colorado College TH N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community Initiatives Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Blue Engine Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Santa Cruz Film Festival N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Burlingame Regional Community of the Sisters of Mercy of the San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2019 750
California Public Interest Research Education Fund, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Sierra Nevada College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Smithsonian Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Cancer CAREpoint Inc Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Southern California Association of Non Profit Housing Inc. N/A Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Charitable Giving N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 790
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church Santa Clara Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Colorado College TH N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community Initiatives Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Bayshore Christian Ministries United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Blue Engine Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Santa Cruz Film Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Burlingame Regional Community of the Sisters of Mercy of the United States Other Donor Advised 2019 750
California Public Interest Research Education Fund, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Sierra Nevada College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Smithsonian Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Cancer CAREpoint Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Southern California Association of Non Profit Housing Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Center for Media Change Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Charitable Giving England General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 790
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Colorado College TH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community Initiatives United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
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