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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Sinai Health System N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Sheriffs Advisory Board of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 400
Carroll College N/A MT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Center for Asian American Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Solutions Journalism Network Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 400,000
CHAC Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Childfund International USA N/A VA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,054
Cinequest, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Colgate University Treasurers Office N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Lawrence University N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Foundation of Mendocino County Inc N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Community Youth Center Contra Costa CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Student Defense Initiative Santa Clara CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Cooperativa de Artesanos Indigenas de Sonora N/A Mexico Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 35,200
Springboard Collaborative N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Teens for Food Justice N/A NY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Defenders of Wildlife N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Dream Big Nevada N/A NV United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 720,154

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
A Wider Bridge San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Heart Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Redwood City Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Reno Rodeo Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Animal Kingdom Foundation, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 220,866
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Roman Catholic Diocese of Reno N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sacred Heart Nativity School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 35,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Sigma Nu Alumni Scholarship Fund San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Canine Companions for Independence Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
CatchLight San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Southern Oregon Land Conservancy, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 459,841

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
JobTrain, Inc. CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Kara CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Land Trust of Santa Cruz County CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Legal Services for Children CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Little Red School House Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Marshall Project Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Media Matters for America DC Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Murder Accountability Project VA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 300
National Audubon Society, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
National Stuttering Association NY Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
New Door Ventures CA Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 2,225
North Star Fund, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
ODC CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Oregon Public Broadcasting OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 71,275

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
A Wider Bridge United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Heart Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Redwood City Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Reno Rodeo Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Animal Kingdom Foundation, Inc. Philippines Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 220,866
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Roman Catholic Diocese of Reno United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sacred Heart Nativity School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 35,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Sigma Nu Alumni Scholarship Fund United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Canine Companions for Independence United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
CatchLight United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Southern Oregon Land Conservancy, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 459,841

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13280 records found.