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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Algebra Society Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Room to Read San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Jewish Comm Publications San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Arts Benicia, Inc. N/ASolano CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Southerners On New Ground N/A GA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
San Jose News Bureau N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sequoia Union High School District San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Surfrider Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Central Arts Alliance N/A AZ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 22,800
The Health Trust Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 40,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Algebra Society Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Room to Read San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Jewish Comm Publications San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Arts Benicia, Inc. N/ASolano Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Southerners On New Ground N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
San Jose News Bureau N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sequoia Union High School District San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Surfrider Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Teach for America, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Central Arts Alliance N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 22,800
The Health Trust Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 40,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
All Five CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 24,000
San Mateo County Sheriff's Office CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Science Friday Initiative Inc NY Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Asian Law Caucus CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Tahirih Justice Center VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Shriners Hospitals for Children CA Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bahamas Sportfishing and Conservation Corporation TX Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bellarmine College Preparatory CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 110,000
St Denis Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
The Good Tidings Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Palo Alto Community Fund CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Tower Foundation of San Jose State University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
There With Care of the Bay Area CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Trace Media, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation Incorporated CT Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Climate Mobilization Coalition Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Ragazzi Boys Chorus United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Algebra Society Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 12,500
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Room to Read United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Jewish Comm Publications United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Amnesty International of the USA Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Arts Benicia, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Southerners On New Ground United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
San Jose News Bureau United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sequoia Union High School District United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 400
Silicon Valley Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Surfrider Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Teach for America, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Central Arts Alliance United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 22,800
The Health Trust United States Health Donor Advised 2019 40,000
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13280 records found.