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 descending Year Amount (USD)
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 22,500
Protestant Episcopal High School in Virginia N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
American Journalism Project Inc N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
Raheem AI Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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
Page SUM 8,178,725

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 22,500
Protestant Episcopal High School in Virginia N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
American Journalism Project Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
Raheem AI Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Regents of the University of California N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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
Page SUM 8,178,725

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Trust for Hidden Villa CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Day Worker Center of Mountain View CA Immigration Donor Advised 2019 500
Dragon Productions Theatre Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Thistle Farms Inc TN Human Services Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Elizabeth F Gamble Garden CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Ultra Sports Science Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Evergreen State College Foundation WA Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Feather River Land Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
University of California Santa Cruz Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
University of Wisconsin Foundation WI General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 30,000
FoodCorps, Inc. OR Food Security Donor Advised 2019 875
Francisco Park Conservancy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Friends of Turneffe Atoll Inc. MT Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Victory Ranch Inc NV Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Water Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Wilderness Society DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Woodside-Portola Valley Fire Foundation CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Green Foothills Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Habitat for Humanity International Inc. CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Page SUM 595,125

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 22,500
Protestant Episcopal High School in Virginia United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
American Journalism Project Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
Raheem AI United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Regents of the University of California United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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
Page SUM 8,178,725

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13280 records found.