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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
American Friends of the Norman Foster Foundation N/A MA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
SJ Bike Party Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 45,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Cashion Cultural Legacy Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits San Mateo CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Donor Advised 2019 207,477
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Agapao Inc N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
City of Hurricane N/A UT United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 9,000
St. Raymond's School San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Summit Public Schools San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 750
Synapse School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. N/A GA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Desert Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 631,477

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
American Friends of the Norman Foster Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
SJ Bike Party Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 45,000
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Cashion Cultural Legacy Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits San Mateo Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 207,477
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Agapao Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
City of Hurricane N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 9,000
St. Raymond's School San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Gatepath San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Computer History Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Summit Public Schools San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 750
Synapse School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Desert Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 631,477

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Heart Association, Inc. TX Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Call to Justice CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Street Life Ministries CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 692,492
Children's Council of San Francisco CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
City Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,801,795
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
The Crowden Music Center CA Education Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Cornell University NY Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000,000
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Digital Nest Inc. CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 250
Earthjustice CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Voter Participation Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Page SUM 22,686,037

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
American Friends of the Norman Foster Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
SJ Bike Party Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 45,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Cashion Cultural Legacy United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Donor Advised 2019 207,477
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Agapao Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
City of Hurricane United States Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2019 9,000
St. Raymond's School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Gatepath United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Summit Public Schools United States Education Donor Advised 2019 750
Synapse School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Cross Pointe, the Church at Gwinnett Center, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Desert Community Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 631,477

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13280 records found.