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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Birch Rock Camp N/A ME United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Santa Barbara Museum of Art N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,867
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Building Skills Partnership N/A CA United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
California Maritime Academy Foundation Inc N/ASolano CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Ski Charities Corp N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Center for Fathers and Families N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Channel One Inc N/A MN United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 8,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
City of Palo Alto Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
St. Thomas More School San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 281,817

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 25,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 66,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 47,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 16,010
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 6,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 250
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 2,500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 750
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Family Giving Tree Santa Clara Human Services Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 259,010

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
AfterImage Public Media CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Al Otro Lado Inc CA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Alianza Americas CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Adopt A Family Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
African Diaspora Network CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Agapao Inc GA International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Alameda County Health Care Services Agency CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Aligarh Education Endowment Fund Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Adopt A Family Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
African Leadership Foundation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Agapao Inc GA International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 725
Alameda County Health Pathway Partnership CA Health Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Alisa Ann Ruch California Burn Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Adrian C. Wilcox High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
African Leadership Foundation NY General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Agapao Inc GA International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Air Force Association VA Education Corporate Advised 2019 30,000
Page SUM 653,925

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Unified School District United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Birch Rock Camp United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Santa Barbara Museum of Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,867
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Building Skills Partnership United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 6,500
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
California Maritime Academy Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Ski Charities Corp United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Center for Fathers and Families United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Channel One Inc United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 8,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
City of Palo Alto United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
St. Thomas More School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 281,817

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13280 records found.