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)
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
America's Promise-The Alliance for Youth N/A DC United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 245,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Augie's Quest to Cure ALS Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Bay Area Lyme Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sabores Well San Mateo CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sanergy, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
SCY High Tech Inc N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Buckminster Fuller Institute San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A FL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California Institute of Technology N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Soroptimist International of the Americas Inc N/A NV United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 576,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
America's Promise-The Alliance for Youth N/A Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 245,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Augie's Quest to Cure ALS Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Bay Area Lyme Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sabores Well San Mateo Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sanergy, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
SCY High Tech Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Buckminster Fuller Institute San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Soroptimist International of the Americas Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 576,500

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. MD Immigration Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Children International MO Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,115
Citizens for Juvenile Justice, Inc. MA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 45,000
College Foundation of the University of Virginia VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Community Foundation Sonoma County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Coral Reef Alliance CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Compassion Outreach of America LA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 35,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Miami Foundation Inc. FL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 250
The Salvation Army NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Didtechnology Inc GA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
TEDX, Inc. CO Medical Research/Scientific Research/Social Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
The Voter Participation Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 610,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York NY Education Donor Advised 2019 -17
United Methodist Church of Los Altos CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Environmental Leadership Program MD Environment Donor Advised 2019 18,300
First Baptist Church of Los Altos Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,389,798

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
America's Promise-The Alliance for Youth United States Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 245,000
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Augie's Quest to Cure ALS Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Bay Area Lyme Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sabores Well United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,000
San Francisco AIDS Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Bill Wilson Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sanergy, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
SCY High Tech Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Buckminster Fuller Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Shriners Hospitals for Children United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Soroptimist International of the Americas Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 576,500

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13280 records found.