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)
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,250,000
Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation N/A AR United States Health Donor Advised 2019 441,527
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Seattle Art Museum N/A WA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
African Leadership Foundation N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Soul of Nations Inc. N/A DC United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cascade Pacific Resource Conservation and Development N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 650
Center For Employment Training Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 12,017
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A England Education Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Children's Day School Inc San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
College Track Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,800,000
St. Perpetua Parish Contra Costa CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 7,634,844

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,250,000
Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 441,527
Sankara Eye Foundation USA Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Seattle Art Museum N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
African Leadership Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Soul of Nations Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cascade Pacific Resource Conservation and Development N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 650
Center For Employment Training Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 12,017
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Children's Day School Inc San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
College Track Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,800,000
St. Perpetua Parish Contra Costa Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County Sonoma General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 7,634,844

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Social Profit Network CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
California Academy of Sciences CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Spartan Foundation Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
826 Valencia CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Californians Against Waste Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
CarbonFund Org Foundation NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
African Mission Healthcare Foundation CO International Development Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Street Level Health Project CA Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. IL Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. MD Immigration Donor Advised 2019 13,900
Centro Legal De La Raza, Inc. CA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 500,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust VT Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Children Scholarship Fund Philadelphia PA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
City Church San Francisco a Congregation of Reformed Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Prairie Foundation MT Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Community Foundation Sonoma County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,263,900

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,250,000
Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 441,527
Sankara Eye Foundation USA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Seattle Art Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Lawyers For The Arts Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 30,000
African Leadership Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Soul of Nations Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cascade Pacific Resource Conservation and Development United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 650
Center For Employment Training United States Education Donor Advised 2019 12,017
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Chancellor Masters and Scholars of the University of Cambrid England Education Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Children's Day School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,800,000
St. Perpetua Parish United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Foundation Sonoma County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 7,634,844

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13280 records found.