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)
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 380,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Aubin Pictures, Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Rutgers University Foundation N/A NJ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Big Sky Community Organization N/A MT United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Mateo-Foster City School District San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 19,700
Scientific Adventures Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Brooklink, Inc. N/A WI United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
California Indian Museum & Cultural Center Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 22,500
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A FL United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sister Song, Inc. N/A GA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance, Inc. Sonoma CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Center for Democracy in the Americas N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Page SUM 4,895,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 380,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Aubin Pictures, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Rutgers University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Big Sky Community Organization N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Mateo-Foster City School District San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 19,700
Scientific Adventures Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Brooklink, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
California Indian Museum & Cultural Center Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 22,500
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sister Song, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance, Inc. Sonoma Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Center for Democracy in the Americas N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 45,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of Mount Holyoke College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,214
United Nations Foundation Inc DC General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,500
FairVote MD Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
First Congregational Church of Palo Alto CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Foundation for a College Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Gals The Girls Athletic Leadership Schools CO Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
GivePower Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Wine Country Marines CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 79,134
World Wildlife Fund Inc DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Good Food Institute, Inc. DC Food Security Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Hawaii United Okinawa Association HI Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Historic Madison, Inc. IN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Human Investment Project Inc CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 694
Immigrant Legal Resource Center CA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Isha Foundation Inc TN International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 4,386,292

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2019 380,000
Art of Yoga Project United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Aubin Pictures, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Rutgers University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Bay Area Gardeners Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Big Sky Community Organization United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Mateo-Foster City School District United States Education Donor Advised 2019 19,700
Scientific Adventures United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Brooklink, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children United States Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
California Indian Museum & Cultural Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 22,500
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sister Song, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sonoma Valley Mentoring Alliance, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Center for Democracy in the Americas United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 45,000
Page SUM 4,895,200

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13280 records found.