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)
Anti-Defamation League N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Resident Association of Greater Englewood N/A IL United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
BakerRipley N/A TX United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 210,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Border Kindness Inc N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 750
Calaveras Community Foundation N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California Waterfowl Association N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A AL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400
Page SUM 336,050

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Anti-Defamation League N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Resident Association of Greater Englewood N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
BakerRipley N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 210,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Border Kindness Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Senior Services for Northern California San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 750
Calaveras Community Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California Waterfowl Association N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Silicon Valley Creates Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Catholic Charities of San Jose Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 400
Page SUM 336,050

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
California Poets in the School CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
St. Anthony's Catholic Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Cancer Research Institute Inc NY Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
CatchLight CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Center for Science in the Public Interest DC Food Security Donor Advised 2019 400
Chicken & Egg Pictures Inc. NY Other Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Christmas Bureau of Palo Alto CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Coastside Hope CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Commonwealth Club of California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Community Services Agency CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
The Bridge Restoration Ministry CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 15,000
The Humane League MD Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Crisis Text Line NY Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
The UCLA Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 1,985,700

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
826 Valencia United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Enterprise for Youth United States Youth Development, Recreation & Sports Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Evidence Action, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
Tides Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,100,000
Trustees of Princeton University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Feeding America United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
United Way of the Bay Area United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Fractured Atlas Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Public Library United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
University of California San Francisco Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
University of Southern California United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
George Mark Childrens Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Global Conservation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Valley of the Moon Music Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Voter Registration Project United States Other Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Grand Teton National Park Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco, Inc. United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Western Landowners Alliance United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Women for Women International United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
HEAL Project United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Page SUM 4,380,950

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13280 records found.