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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,021
Right to the City Alliance Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Business Executives for National Security N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Access Institute for Psychological Services San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Castlemans Awareness & Research Effort N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 15,000
ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum N/A OR United States Sciences 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
Shri Radhika Center for Education, Inc N/A FL United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Reproductive Rights Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Charity Global Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 60,016
Sistema Infantil Teleton USA N/A TX United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sonoma Ecology Center Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Children's Hospital Corporation N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 523,486
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 748,981

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,021
Right to the City Alliance Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Business Executives for National Security N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Access Institute for Psychological Services San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Castlemans Awareness & Research Effort N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 15,000
ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Shri Radhika Center for Education, Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Reproductive Rights Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Charity Global Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 60,016
Sistema Infantil Teleton USA N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sonoma Ecology Center Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Children's Hospital Corporation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 523,486
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Fountain Valley School of Colorado CO Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Veterans Administration Palo Alto Health Care System CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Washington University MO Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Friends of the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Wild Salmon Center OR Environment Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Woodside High School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Global Livingston Institute CO Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Yellowstone Club Community Foundation MT General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Zion Christian Ministries CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 700
Hesperian Health Guides CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Hopalong Animal Rescue CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Humane Society Silicon Valley CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Infact MA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 15,000
International Planned Parenthood Federation NY Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
JDRF International NY Health Donor Advised 2019 250
John Paul Stevens Fellowship Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Kenyon College OH Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 465,950

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2019 -1,021
Right to the City Alliance Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of San Francisco United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Carlos Educational Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Business Executives for National Security United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Access Institute for Psychological Services United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cancer Research Fund Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Castlemans Awareness & Research Effort United States Health Donor Advised 2019 15,000
ScienceWorks Hands-On Museum United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Shri Radhika Center for Education, Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Reproductive Rights Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Charity Global Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 60,016
Sistema Infantil Teleton USA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sonoma Ecology Center United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Children's Hospital Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 523,486
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 748,981

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13280 records found.