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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Slow Food N/A Italy Food Security Donor Advised 2019 40,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,150
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
SLS San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
South Creek Church N/A MO United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 7,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Community High School Foundation, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
StandUp for Kids Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,100
Sundance Institute N/A UT United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Tahirih Justice Center N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Development Consortium N/A India International Development Donor Advised 2019 120,000
St Marys Center Alameda CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,200
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 454,250

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Slow Food N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 40,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,150
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
SLS San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
South Creek Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 7,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Community High School Foundation, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
StandUp for Kids Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,100
Sundance Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Tahirih Justice Center N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Development Consortium N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 120,000
St Marys Center Alameda Other Donor Advised 2019 1,200
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 454,250

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Fugees Family Inc OH Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
We Care Solar CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Wildlife Conservation Society NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 56,250
Girls Incorporated of the Central Coast CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
World Animal Protection NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Young Life AZ Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Greenlining Institute CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Hamilton Families CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Hillbarn Theatre, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Hospital Chaplains Ministry of America CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Balance 4 Kids CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Belle Haven Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ice911 Research Corporation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Born This Way Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
International School of the Peninsula CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Brave Trails CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Page SUM 6,752,775

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Slow Food Italy Food Security Donor Advised 2019 40,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,150
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
SLS United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
South Creek Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 7,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Community High School Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
StandUp for Kids United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,100
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Tahirih Justice Center United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Development Consortium India International Development Donor Advised 2019 120,000
St Marys Center United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,200
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Page SUM 454,250

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13280 records found.