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)
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education 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 Education Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Building Changes N/A WA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health 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 2,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cassies Place Inc N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits San Mateo CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Simon Church Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,500
Community Gatepath San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 263,150

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Santa Barbara Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Building Changes N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
South County Community Health Center Inc San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cassies Place Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 -25,000
Center for Excellence in Nonprofits San Mateo Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 250
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
St. Simon Church Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,500
Community Gatepath San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 263,150

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
SLS CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
South Yuba River Citizens League CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
American Immigration Council DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Bulamu International CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Pacific Medical Center Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church CA Community Improvement Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Stanford Health Care 227 CA Health Donor Advised 2019 750
Cancer Commons CA Health Donor Advised 2019 310,000
Castlemans Awareness & Research Effort CA Health Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Center for Responsible Travel DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 44,900
Acres, Inc. IN Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,312
Christianity Today International IL Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Coastside Adult Day Health Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,500
Commonwealth Club of California CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community School of Music and Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois IL Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
The HorsePark at Woodside, Ltd. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,535,162

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Bonny Doon Community School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Boys Town of Italy United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Senior Coastsiders Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
CAIR Foundation Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Trout United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Abundant Grace Coastside Worker United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Center for Youth Wellness United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Chinese American International School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Claremont McKenna College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
St. Catherine of Siena Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Stephen J. Wampler Foundation, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sunshine Gardens Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
CuriOdyssey United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 444,475

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13280 records found.