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, and corporate 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)
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Ride to Walk, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Art Council Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Asylum Access Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International Santa Clara CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Beyond Basics N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco State University Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
School of Choice Education Organization N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Shelby's SafeSpace San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 75,000
SilverLining, Inc. N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 7,765
Solstice Initiative Inc N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 24,500
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Child Mind Institute Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Ride to Walk, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Art Council Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Asylum Access Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International Santa Clara International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Beyond Basics N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco State University Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
School of Choice Education Organization N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 500
California Family Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Shelby's SafeSpace San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 75,000
SilverLining, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 7,765
Solstice Initiative Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 24,500
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Child Mind Institute Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Arthritis Foundation, Inc. GA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,576
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Baykeeper CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Blossom Hill School Home and School Club Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sierra Nevada College NV Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California Renters Legal Advocacy and Education Fund CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
St. Barnabas High School NY Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
State Voices DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 125,000
Canopy CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Surfrider Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Chronicle Season of Sharing Fund CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Code for America Labs CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Ride to Walk, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Art Council Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Asylum Access United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Rotary Foundation of Rotary International United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Beyond Basics United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
School of Choice Education Organization United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Shelby's SafeSpace United States Health Donor Advised 2019 75,000
SilverLining, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Carnegie Mellon University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 7,765
Solstice Initiative Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 24,500
Chabad of Greater South Bay United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Child Mind Institute Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 2,443,265

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13280 records found.