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 N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Raheem AI Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Restore Hetch Hetchy Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Root Capital, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Barnard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 61,875
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco Korean Master Chorale Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
San Jose News Bureau N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bougainville Heritage Foundation Inc. N/A Papua New Guinea Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Brazelton Touchpoints Project Inc. N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Servant Partners, Inc N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
California Black Media N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 14,200
Silicon Valley Faces Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Society for Scientific Exploration N/A NJ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Central Asia Institute N/A MT United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 3,175,425

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Raheem AI Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Restore Hetch Hetchy Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Root Capital, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Barnard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 61,875
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco Korean Master Chorale Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 400
San Jose News Bureau N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bougainville Heritage Foundation Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Brazelton Touchpoints Project Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Servant Partners, Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
California Black Media N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
CALmatters N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 14,200
Silicon Valley Faces Santa Clara Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Society for Scientific Exploration N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland Alameda Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Central Asia Institute N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 3,175,425

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Rotary Club of Woodside-Portola Valley Foundation Inc. CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Aroostook County Action Program, Inc. ME Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 70,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
San Mateo Police Activities League CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Bay Area Discovery Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 23,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Big Sister Association of Greater Boston Inc MA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children FL Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur Generalate MA Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 74,000
Brown University of Providence RI Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
St Edward Central Catholic High School IL Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Stagebridge CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Sunday Friends Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 3,584,650

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Regents of the University of California United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Raheem AI United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Restore Hetch Hetchy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Root Capital, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Barnard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 61,875
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco Korean Master Chorale United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
San Jose News Bureau United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bougainville Heritage Foundation Inc. Papua New Guinea Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Brazelton Touchpoints Project Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Servant Partners, Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
California Black Media United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Capital Area Immigrants' Rights Coalition United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 14,200
Silicon Valley Faces United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Society for Scientific Exploration United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Central Asia Institute United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 3,175,425

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13280 records found.