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)
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
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
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
Agrarian Land Trust N/A NH United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
B Lab Company N/A PA United States Community Development 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
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 639,875

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending 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
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
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
Agrarian Land Trust N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
B Lab Company N/A Community Development 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
Cristo Rey San Jose High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Across the Bridge Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 639,875

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Rebecca Bender Initiative OR Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2019 42,000
Rise, Inc. DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sacred Heart Community Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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
Southern Poverty Law Center, Inc. AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
St. Bernard Project, Inc. LA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 1,034
Surge Institute IL Education Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Aim High for High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 110,000
Alzheimer's Foundation of America, Inc. NY Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
The Center For Jewish Campus Life, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
The King's Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,800
The Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,060,234

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending 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
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
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
Agrarian Land Trust United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 50,000
B Lab Company United States Community Development 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
Cristo Rey San Jose High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 639,875

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13280 records found.