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)
Policing Equity N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
PSFC N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Ramah in the Rockies N/A CO United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,600
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Rosies Place Inc N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Salem State University Foundation, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Building Changes N/A WA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Parks Alliance San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cassies Place Inc N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits San Mateo CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Seva Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 929,800

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Policing Equity N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
PSFC N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Ramah in the Rockies N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,600
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Rosies Place Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Salem State University Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Building Changes N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Parks Alliance San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 200
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Schmahl Science Workshops Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cassies Place Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits San Mateo Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Seva Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 929,800

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Chapman University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 130,853
Story of Stuff Project CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
CityTeam Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Colorado Office of the Governor CO General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 135,000
Community Initiatives CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The City Well United Methodist Church NC Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Contra Costa Jewish Day School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Delancey Street California CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Marine Mammal Center CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 500
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Drexel University PA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Encircle Family and Youth Resource Center UT Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Evidence Action, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Fellowship BMEC Inc PA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 644,403

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Policing Equity United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
PSFC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Ramah in the Rockies United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,600
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Rosies Place Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Salem State University Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Building Changes United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Parks Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Schmahl Science Workshops United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cassies Place Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Seva Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 929,800

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13280 records found.