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 descending Year Amount (USD)
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Promise of Justice Initiative N/A LA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 170,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,667
American Studies Assn N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
San Jose Jazz Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bolinas Museum Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Cabrillo Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
California State University Fresno Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 275
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 130,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 594,892

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Promise of Justice Initiative N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 170,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 200
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,667
American Studies Assn N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
San Jose Jazz Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bolinas Museum Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sempervirens Fund Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Cabrillo Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 500
California State University Fresno Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 275
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 130,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 594,892

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Sierra Club Foundation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Asian Pacific American Leadership Institute CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Skid Row Running Club A Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,000
South King County Food Coalition WA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Bard College NY Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
California Maritime Academy Foundation Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Stanford Health Care 227 CA Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Cancer CAREpoint Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Castilleja School Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Sunnyvale Community Services CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Center for Popular Research, Education and Policy CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Chicago Foundation for Women IL General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. CT Community Development Donor Advised 2019 132,500
Community School of Music and Arts CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
The Bhutan Foundation DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 11,000
The Health Trust CA Health Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 331,250

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Promise of Justice Initiative United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 170,000
Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
San Francisco Forty-Niners Academy United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,667
American Studies Assn United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
San Jose Jazz United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 225,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bolinas Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sempervirens Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Cabrillo Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
California State University Fresno Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Silicon Schools Fund, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 275
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 130,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Catholic Charities CYO of the Archdiocese of San Francisco United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 594,892

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13280 records found.