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-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 22,500
Protestant Episcopal High School in Virginia N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
American Journalism Project Inc N/A DC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 4,000,000
Raheem AI Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Restore Hetch Hetchy Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Root Capital, Inc. N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Barnard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 61,875
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc N/A TX United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco Korean Master Chorale Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 400
San Jose News Bureau N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bougainville Heritage Foundation Inc. N/A Papua New Guinea Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Brazelton Touchpoints Project Inc. N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Servant Partners, Inc N/A CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 4,000
California Black Media N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 8,178,725

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Atherton Police Activities League San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 105,000
Rubicon Trail Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Samasource, Inc. San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2019 -50,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 672,262
Camping & Education Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Somos Mayfair Inc Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Casa Familiar, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Center for Climate Protection Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Chadeish Yameinu Inc N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 1,007,212

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
The Nature Conservancy of California CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
The World Union for Progressive Judaism Ltd NY Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
East Bay Community Law Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Telegraph Hill Neighborhood Association CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Trustees of Princeton University NJ Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Edify CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
United Religions CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 600
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 246,300
Faith in The Valley CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
First Look Media Works Inc NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 21,000,000
University of Richmond VA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Utah Film Center UT Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Foundation for Excellence in Education Inc FL Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Friends for Youth, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Voice of the Faithful Inc MA Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
West Valley Light Opera Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Gateway Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
GLAAD Inc NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Women Donors Network CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 22,449,950

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Atherton Police Activities League United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 105,000
Rubicon Trail Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Samasource, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 -50,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Broad Institute, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 672,262
Camping & Education Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Shotgun Players Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Somos Mayfair Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Casa Familiar, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Center for Climate Protection United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Chadeish Yameinu Inc United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 1,007,212

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13280 records found.