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)
Bard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Prison University Project, Inc. Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
PTA Hawaii Congress N/A HI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 64,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Boston College Trustees N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,231
Brave New Films 501C3 N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Rubicon Trail Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Samasource, Inc. San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 -50,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Camping & Education Foundation N/A OH United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Casa Familiar, Inc. N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Bard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Prison University Project, Inc. Marin Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
PTA Hawaii Congress N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 64,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Boston College Trustees N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,231
Brave New Films 501C3 N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Rubicon Trail Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Samasource, Inc. San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2019 -50,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Camping & Education Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Casa Familiar, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
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