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)
Regents of the University of California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 45,000
Restoring Justice N/A TX United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 528
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 250
California Alumni Association Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 250
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 16,200
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 250,000
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. N/A MD United States Immigration Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Center for Youth Wellness San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200,000
Chinatown Community Development Center Inc San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 10,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 10,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands Inc N/A VI Virgin Islands General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Akron Community Service Center & Urban League N/A OH United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 21,300
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2020 7,500
Page SUM 1,195,028

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
BlackFem Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2020 60,000
Rainforest Trust N/A Environment Donor Advised 2020 250
Regents of the University of California N/A Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 45,000
Restoring Justice N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 528
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2020 250
California Alumni Association Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2020 250
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 16,200
CALmatters N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 250,000
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. N/A Immigration Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Center for Youth Wellness San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2020 200,000
Chinatown Community Development Center Inc San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 10,000
CityTeam Ministries Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2020 10,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
CollegeSpring Inc Alameda Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Akron Community Service Center & Urban League N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Page SUM 1,226,478

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14797 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2020 9,000
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley CA Food Security Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Second Harvest of Silicon Valley CA Food Security Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Community Foundation of San Joaquin Inc CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Community Seva Inc CA Food Security Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Senior Services for Northern California CA Health Donor Advised 2020 50,000
Conservative Baptist Assn of No Calif Silver Spur Conference CA Religion Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Creative Music Foundation, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 1,500
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2020 15,000
South Evangelical Presbyterian Fellowship CO Religion Donor Advised 2020 5,000
Defenders of Wildlife DC Environment Donor Advised 2020 400
Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 10,000
St Thomas Episcopal Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2020 27,047
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc CA Education Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Electronic Frontier Foundation, Inc. CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 1,500
Environmental Volunteers, Inc. CA Environment Donor Advised 2020 500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2020 6,000
The 74 Media, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 1,200,000
The Fistula Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2020 350
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland OR Religion Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Page SUM 1,365,297

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14298 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
BlackFem Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 60,000
Rainforest Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2020 250
Regents of the University of California United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2020 45,000
Restoring Justice United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2020 528
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 3,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2020 250
California Alumni Association United States Education Donor Advised 2020 2,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton United States Education Donor Advised 2020 250
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2020 16,200
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 250,000
Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. United States Immigration Donor Advised 2020 500,000
Center for Youth Wellness United States Health Donor Advised 2020 200,000
Chinatown Community Development Center Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2020 10,000
CityTeam Ministries United States Human Services Donor Advised 2020 10,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
CollegeSpring Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2020 1,000
Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands Inc Virgin Islands General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2020 25,000
Akron Community Service Center & Urban League United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2020 100,000
Page SUM 1,226,478

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14797 records found.