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)
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Algebra Society Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 12,500
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
Shelby's SafeSpace San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Simons Fund N/A PA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Solstice Initiative Inc N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 7,765
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Child Mind Institute Inc N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
St. Jude School N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Student Conservation Association, Inc. N/A NH United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Church World Service Inc N/A IN United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Coding It Forward Inc N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2019 50,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Algebra Society Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 12,500
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
Shelby's SafeSpace San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Simons Fund N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Solstice Initiative Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
California Family Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 7,765
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Child Mind Institute Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
St. Jude School N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Student Conservation Association, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Church World Service Inc N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Coding It Forward Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 50,000
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Pets in Need CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Prison University Project, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Public Allies Silicon Valley WI Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Rebecca Bender Initiative OR Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2019 42,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Rise, Inc. DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Building Changes WA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco Center for the Book CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco University High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Santa Clara County Office of Education CA Education Donor Advised 2019 420,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sierra Nevada College NV Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
All Five CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Page SUM 900,200

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Algebra Society Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 12,500
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
Shelby's SafeSpace United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Simons Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Solstice Initiative Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Carnegie Mellon University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 7,765
Chabad of Greater South Bay United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Child Mind Institute Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
St. Jude School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Student Conservation Association, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Church World Service Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Coding It Forward Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Page SUM 346,640

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13280 records found.