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)
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Youth Policy Institute of Iowa N/A IA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
AchieveKids Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
American Studies Assn N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Regents of the University of California at San Diego N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Samasource, Inc. San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 -20,500
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation 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
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 793,172
California Forward Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Camping Unlimited for the Developmentally Disabled N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Casa Familiar, Inc. N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,275
Center for Climate Protection Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Chadeish Yameinu Inc N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 973,447

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Youth Policy Institute of Iowa N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
AchieveKids Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
American Studies Assn N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Regents of the University of California at San Diego N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Samasource, Inc. San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2019 -20,500
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation 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
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 793,172
California Forward Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Camping Unlimited for the Developmentally Disabled N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Casa Familiar, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,275
Center for Climate Protection Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Chadeish Yameinu Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 973,447

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute MA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
A Foundation Building Strength Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
American Heart Association, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2019 7,300
San Francisco Friends School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Jose Museum of Art Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Save the Bay CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Bard College NY Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sequoia Hospital Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boston Medical Center Corporation MA Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Silicon Valley Faces CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Breakthrough Silicon Valley CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
California Clubhouse CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Calvary Baptist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 166,700

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Youth Policy Institute of Iowa United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
AchieveKids United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
American Studies Assn United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Regents of the University of California at San Diego United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Samasource, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 -20,500
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Broad Institute, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 793,172
California Forward United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Camping Unlimited for the Developmentally Disabled United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Casa Familiar, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,275
Center for Climate Protection United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Chadeish Yameinu Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 973,447

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13280 records found.