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 descending Year Amount (USD)
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Purdue Research Foundation N/A IN United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Relay Graduate School of Education N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Asia Society San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Rogue Valley Symphony Association N/A OR United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Education Fund San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Blue Engine Inc N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 450
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Cruz Little League N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,002
Burning Man Project San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
California Reentry Institute Contra Costa CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sierra Nevada College N/A NV United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Smuin Ballets - SF San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Purdue Research Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Relay Graduate School of Education N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Asia Society San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Rogue Valley Symphony Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Education Fund San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 200
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Blue Engine Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 450
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Cruz Little League N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,002
Burning Man Project San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
California Reentry Institute Contra Costa Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sierra Nevada College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Purdue Research Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Relay Graduate School of Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Asia Society United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Rogue Valley Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Bayshore Christian Ministries United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Blue Engine Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 450
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Santa Cruz Little League United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Los Angeles United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,002
Burning Man Project United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
California Reentry Institute United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Secular Coalition for America Education Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sierra Nevada College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
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13280 records found.