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 descending Year Amount (USD)
St. Matthew Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Big Sister Association of Greater Boston Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
SV Home Santa Clara CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 400
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
The Environmental Justice Coalition for Water N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Museum of the African Diaspora San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Aurora Theatre Company Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Elkhart Lake Historical Society, Inc. N/A WI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Foundation N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Tides Center San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Farm Forward, Inc. N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Trustees of Boston University N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Foundation for Students Rising Above San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends of the Cameo N/ANapa CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 722,600

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St. Matthew Catholic Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Big Sister Association of Greater Boston Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250
SV Home Santa Clara Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 400
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
The Environmental Justice Coalition for Water N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Museum of the African Diaspora San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Salvation Army Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Aurora Theatre Company Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Elkhart Lake Historical Society, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Tides Center San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Farm Forward, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Trustees of Boston University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Foundation for Students Rising Above San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends of the Cameo N/ANapa Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 722,600

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation OH Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Bullis-Purissima Elementary School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Trustees of Reservations MA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Environmental Working Group DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 150,000
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Basketball to Uplift the Youth Inc. DC Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland OR Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Valle Monte League CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm CA Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Alma College MI Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Voter Registration Project DC Other Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Western USA Lieutenancy of the Equestrian Order of the Holy CA Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Gathering Inn CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Global AIDS Interfaith Alliance CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Wounded Warrior Project, Inc. KS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Grace Science Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 584,300

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
St. Matthew Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bay Area Friendship Circle United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Big Sister Association of Greater Boston Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sugar Bowl Ski Team & Academy United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
SV Home United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 400
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
SPUR-San Francisco Bay Are Planning and Urban Research Assoc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500,000
The Environmental Justice Coalition for Water United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Museum of the African Diaspora United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Salvation Army United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
Aurora Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Elkhart Lake Historical Society, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Tides Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Farm Forward, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Trustees of Boston University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Foundation for Students Rising Above United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends of the Cameo United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 722,600

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13280 records found.