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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Americans for Immigrant Justice N/A FL United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 140,000
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
Scientific Adventures Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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
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
Page SUM 4,990,200

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Americans for Immigrant Justice N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 140,000
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
Scientific Adventures Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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
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
Page SUM 4,990,200

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
San Jose Children's Musical Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 16,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation OR Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 350
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Self-Help for the Elderly CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sigma XI The Scientific Research Honor Society Inc NC Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
St. Francis Center of Redwood City CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
California State University Fresno Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 217,360
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 4,750
Story of Stuff Project CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley TX Other Donor Advised 2019 300
Central Park Conservancy, Inc. NY Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,054
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 137,363
The Clearity Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 2,977,527

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Americans for Immigrant Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 140,000
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
Scientific Adventures United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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
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
Page SUM 4,990,200

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13280 records found.