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)
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 14,500
School of Choice Education Organization N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Shelby's SafeSpace San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Simi Valley Education Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Camp Maccabi San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Solstice Initiative Inc N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Foundation for Monterey County N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Water Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
StrongMinds, Inc. N/A NJ United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Cool Effect Inc N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sports Humanitarian Group, Inc. N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 14,500
School of Choice Education Organization N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Family Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Shelby's SafeSpace San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Simi Valley Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Camp Maccabi San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Solstice Initiative Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Foundation for Monterey County N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Water Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 250
StrongMinds, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Cool Effect Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sports Humanitarian Group, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 14,500
School of Choice Education Organization United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Shelby's SafeSpace United States Health Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Simi Valley Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Camp Maccabi United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Carnegie Mellon University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Solstice Initiative Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Foundation for Monterey County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Water Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
StrongMinds, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Cool Effect Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sports Humanitarian Group, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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13280 records found.