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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Playworks Education Energized Alameda CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Room to Read San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Resources for Human Development Inc N/A MA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Assist International, Inc. N/A CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Bard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Saint Ann's School N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,100
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Jose News Bureau N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Boston Lyric Opera Company N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Brave Trails N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Sequoia Hospital Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Callisto San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 80,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Playworks Education Energized Alameda Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Room to Read San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Resources for Human Development Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Assist International, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Bard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Saint Ann's School N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 5,100
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Jose News Bureau N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Boston Lyric Opera Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Brave Trails N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Sequoia Hospital Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Callisto San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 80,000
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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Army Emergency Relief VA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco State University Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Asylum Access CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Schools of the Sacred Heart-San Francisco CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Shri Radhika Center for Education, Inc FL Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Brooklyn Hospital Center NY Health Donor Advised 2019 500
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
St Denis Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
California Institute of Technology CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
Canary Fund CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
St. Thomas More School CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sundance Institute UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Center for Inquiry Inc NY Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Cheetah Conservation Fund VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 4,137,750

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Playworks Education Energized United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 500
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Ragazzi Boys Chorus United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Room to Read United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Resources for Human Development Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Assist International, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Bard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Saint Ann's School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,100
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Jose News Bureau United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Boston Lyric Opera Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Brave Trails United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Sequoia Hospital Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
California Academy of Sciences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Callisto United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 80,000
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13280 records found.