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, and corporate 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)
Red-Tail Land Conservancy, Inc. N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 11,000
Remote Energy N/A WA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Asian American Journalists Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Role Model Movement Inc. Nfp N/A IL United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,982
San Francisco Film Society San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,333
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 16,000
Bluesphere Foundation Inc N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California Reentry Program Marin CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sierra Pregnancy & Health N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 550
Smuin Ballets - SF San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cancer Commons Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Akira's Book Club Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Amani Global Works N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Red-Tail Land Conservancy, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 11,000
Remote Energy N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Asian American Journalists Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Role Model Movement Inc. Nfp N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sacred Heart Community Service Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,982
San Francisco Film Society San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,333
San Jose Children's Musical Theater Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 16,000
Bluesphere Foundation Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California Reentry Program Marin Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sierra Pregnancy & Health N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 550
Smuin Ballets - SF San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cancer Commons Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Akira's Book Club Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Center for Media Change Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Amani Global Works N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Red-Tail Land Conservancy, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 11,000
Remote Energy United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Asian American Journalists Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Role Model Movement Inc. Nfp United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Sacred Heart Community Service United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,982
San Francisco Film Society United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,333
San Jose Children's Musical Theater United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 16,000
Bluesphere Foundation Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Bus Barn Stage Company A California Non-Profit Public Benefi United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
California Reentry Program United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sierra Pregnancy & Health United States Health Donor Advised 2019 550
Smuin Ballets - SF United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cancer Commons United States Health Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Akira's Book Club United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Center for Media Change Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Amani Global Works United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
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13280 records found.