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 descending Year Amount (USD)
Portland Lyric Theater N/A ME United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc N/A MA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 28,500
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A NY United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
At the Crossroads San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Beyond Emancipation Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 400
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Schools Mentoring & Resource Team San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 501,225

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Portland Lyric Theater N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 28,500
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
At the Crossroads San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Beyond Emancipation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 400
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Schools Mentoring & Resource Team San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 501,225

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Society of St Vincent de Paul OR Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Brave Trails CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 7,500
California Academy of Sciences CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Francis Sailing Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
Careers Through Culinary Arts Program Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
StreetCode Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
CATO Institute DC Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Childrens Health Council Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
City Lights Performance Group of San Jose, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Community Gatepath CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 75,000
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust USA Inc CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
African American Community Services Agency CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Alzheimer's Aid Society of Northern California Inc. CA Other Donor Advised 2019 250
Corporation of the Fine Arts Museums CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,500
CSU Fullerton Auxiliary Services Corporation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 -14
Page SUM 410,786

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Portland Lyric Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Prison Policy Initiative Inc United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 300
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 28,500
American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
At the Crossroads United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Beyond Emancipation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 400
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Schools Mentoring & Resource Team United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 501,225

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13280 records found.