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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Poor People's Radio Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Price Charter Middle School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Alameda CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Ravenswood City Elementary School District San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 176,429
Rhythmix Cultural Works Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Rotary Club of Woodside-Portola Valley Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Court Watch NOLA N/A LA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Services & Immigrant Rights & Education Network Santa Clara CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 49,900
Branham High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco Sailing Science Center, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Society of Saint Vincent De Paul Council of Los Angeles N/A CA United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
California Renters Legal Advocacy and Education Fund Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
St. Francis High School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,034,729

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Roman's PFR Dogs N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Riverside Community Care Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Riverside Healthcare Association Inc N/A Health Corporate Advised 2019 1,500
Road Dogs & Rescue N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Robert Cooper Audubon Society N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 18,150
Robert Louis Stevenson School N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Roca, Inc. N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Roca, Inc. N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Rock and Roll Forever Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
ROSIES Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Rocky Mountain Christian Church N/A Religion Corporate Advised 2019 500
ROSIES Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 550
Rosies Place Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 170,000
Right to the City Alliance Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Rocky Mountain Institute N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,500
RIKEN N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 99,000
Roger Bacon High School N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 13,660
Page SUM 1,015,360

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Services & Immigrant Rights & Education Network CA Civic Participation Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 60,000
Shadhika Project, Inc. CO International Development Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Sheriff Pal Program MI Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sepsis Alliance CA Health Corporate Advised 2019 500
Services & Immigrant Rights & Education Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Shaker Museum and Library NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Sheriffs Advisory Board of Santa Clara County CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 400
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sequoia High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Services & Immigrant Rights & Education Network CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Shakespeare Play On CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sherman Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley CA Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 4,127
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sequoia High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Services for Brain Injury CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Shakespeare-San Francisco CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Shirakawa (George Sr.) Elementary School CA Education Corporate Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 298,927

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Poor People's Radio Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Price Charter Middle School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Ravenswood City Elementary School District United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley United States Education Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 176,429
Rhythmix Cultural Works United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Committee to Protect Journalists, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Rotary Club of Woodside-Portola Valley Foundation Inc. United States Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2019 -1,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Court Watch NOLA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Services & Immigrant Rights & Education Network United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Silicon Valley Leadership Group United States Community Development Discretionary Grantmaking 2019 49,900
Branham High School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 15,000
Community Legal Services in East Palo Alto Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco Sailing Science Center, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Society of Saint Vincent De Paul Council of Los Angeles United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
California Renters Legal Advocacy and Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 50,000
St. Francis High School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,034,729

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13280 records found.