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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Python Software Foundation N/A OR United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
American High School Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 85,000
Redwood City Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 177,500
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Awe Tibuame, A.C. N/A Mexico Community Development Donor Advised 2019 24,900
Roman's PFR Dogs N/A GA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sacred Heart Parish Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Beate Klarsfeld Foundation N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Boys and Girls Club of Lake Tahoe N/A CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Semilla Nueva N/A ID United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 105,486
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sigma Nu Educational Foundation Inc. N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Catholic Answers Inc. N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 860,861

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Python Software Foundation N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
American High School Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 85,000
Redwood City Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Animal Legal Defense Fund Sonoma Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 177,500
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Awe Tibuame, A.C. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 24,900
Roman's PFR Dogs N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sacred Heart Parish Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Beate Klarsfeld Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Adolescent Counseling Services San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Boys and Girls Club of Lake Tahoe N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Semilla Nueva N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 105,486
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sigma Nu Educational Foundation Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Catholic Answers Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Root Capital, Inc. MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
American Institute of Mathematics CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 24,750
American Online Giving Foundation Inc PA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,583
Saint Meinrad Arch Abbey IN Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Francisco Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Battery Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 100,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 38,000
Schmahl Science Workshops CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Best Buddies International, Inc. FL Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 65,000
Adolescent Counseling Services CA Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
ShadeTree Multicultural Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
BrightFocus Foundation MD Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Somos Mayfair Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Springfield Foundation OH General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Equine Foundation KY Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 2,811,283

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Python Software Foundation United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
American High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 85,000
Redwood City Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Animal Legal Defense Fund United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 177,500
Asian Art Museum Foundation of San Francisco United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Awe Tibuame, A.C. Mexico Community Development Donor Advised 2019 24,900
Roman's PFR Dogs United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sacred Heart Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Beate Klarsfeld Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Adolescent Counseling Services United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Boys and Girls Club of Lake Tahoe United States Other Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Semilla Nueva United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 105,486
Businesses United in Investing Lending and Development United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sigma Nu Educational Foundation Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Catholic Answers Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 860,861

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13280 records found.