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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Redwood City Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Reno Rodeo Foundation N/A NV United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Roman Catholic Diocese of Reno N/A NV United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sacred Heart Nativity School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Alisa Ann Ruch California Burn Foundation N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sigma Nu Alumni Scholarship Fund San Francisco CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Southern Oregon Land Conservancy, Inc. N/A OR United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
StarVista San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Tax-Aid San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Avalon Charter School N/A MN United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Best Buddies International, Inc. N/A FL United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 333,250
Page SUM 564,450

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Redwood City Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Reno Rodeo Foundation N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Roman Catholic Diocese of Reno N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sacred Heart Nativity School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Alisa Ann Ruch California Burn Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sigma Nu Alumni Scholarship Fund San Francisco Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Southern Oregon Land Conservancy, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
StarVista San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Tax-Aid San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Avalon Charter School N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Best Buddies International, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 333,250
Page SUM 564,450

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Metro Squash NFP IL Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
GlobalGiving Foundation Inc DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Montalvo Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Museum of American Heritage CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
GreenLight Fund Inc MA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
National Building Museum DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
National Wildlife Federation VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Higher Purpose Co MS Community Development Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Horizons Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 500
New England Conservatory of Music MA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
I Have A Dream Foundation Inc ID Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Inquiring Systems, Inc. CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Odyssey School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Association OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
International Rescue Committee, Inc. NY International Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Jewish Community Federation of SF Marin Peninsula & Sonoma CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Palo Alto Partners in Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peace First, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
JPR Foundation Inc OR Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Kind, Inc. DC Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Page SUM 1,622,200

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Redwood City Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Reno Rodeo Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Roman Catholic Diocese of Reno United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sacred Heart Nativity School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Alisa Ann Ruch California Burn Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sigma Nu Alumni Scholarship Fund United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Southern Oregon Land Conservancy, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
St. Anthony's Catholic Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
StarVista United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Tax-Aid United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
The Avalon Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Best Buddies International, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The One Love Foundation in Honor of Yeardley Love Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 333,250
Page SUM 564,450

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13280 records found.