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)
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Bear Valley Education Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Maria Urban Ministry Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
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
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Selby Lane Elementary 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
Sierra Watch N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Sobrato Early Academic Language Program Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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
Southern New Hampshire University N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Center for Reproductive Rights Inc N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 185,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Bear Valley Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Maria Urban Ministry Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
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
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Selby Lane Elementary 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
Sierra Watch N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Sobrato Early Academic Language Program Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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
Southern New Hampshire University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Center for Reproductive Rights Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Assist International, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sawtooth Botanical Garden Inc ID Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Baton Rouge Area Foundation LA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Berkeley Repertory Theatre CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sesame Workshop NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 450,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Boy Scouts of America CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 400
Bridgetown Church OR Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Solstice Initiative Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Spread the Vote CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
California Community Land Trust Network CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 395,000
Caminar CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Jude School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Casa Jojo Foundation TX Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Center for Constitutional Rights, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Channing House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Children's Hospital & Research Center Foundation CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 1,094,100

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Bear Valley Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Jose Downtown Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Maria Urban Ministry United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
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
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Selby Lane Elementary 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
Sierra Watch United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Sobrato Early Academic Language Program United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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
Southern New Hampshire University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Center for Reproductive Rights Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 185,600

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13280 records found.