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)
Anti-Recidivism Coalition N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Resonate Church Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,300
Ball State University Foundation N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Belle Air Elementary School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Save the Bay Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Born This Way Foundation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Californians Against Waste Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance N/A UT United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Chinese Historical Society of America San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Page SUM 1,258,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Anti-Recidivism Coalition N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Resonate Church Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,300
Ball State University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Belle Air Elementary School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Save the Bay Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Born This Way Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation Contra Costa Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Californians Against Waste Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Social Good Fund Contra Costa Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Silicon Valley De-Bug Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Center on Budget and Policy Priorities N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Chinese Historical Society of America San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Page SUM 1,258,500

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Roswell Park Alliance Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2019 400
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive AZ Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Sailing Science Center, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Mateo County Historical Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Association of Science-Technology Centers Incorporated DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 790,679
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
School of Arts and Culture at MHP CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Beyond Nine Cat Rescue Inc FL Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Shelby's SafeSpace CA Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Siskiyou Community Food Bank CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Broad Institute, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2019 672,262
SOS Children's Villages USA, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2019 840
SquashBusters, Inc. MA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
California Housing Partnership Corporation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 750,000
Page SUM 2,570,681

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 30,000
California Pit Bull Rescue United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Canary Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
South County Community Health Center Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Slow Food Italy Food Security Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Center For Independent Documentary, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Chapman University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 130,853
College Track United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Stand for Children Leadership Center United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Computer History Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Cornell University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Sundance Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Taft Elementary School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Against Malaria Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St Jude Memorial Foundation United States Catholic Conferenc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 6,500
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 75,000
The Sentencing Project United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Page SUM 762,353

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