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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Prevention Point Philadelphia Incorporated N/A PA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 600
Rape Trauma Services San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust N/A VT United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Rhode Island School of Design N/A RI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Aroostook County Action Program, Inc. N/A ME United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 284,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 350
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Best Friends Animal Society N/A UT United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Rescue Mission San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Mateo County Health Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Scholars Strategy Network N/A MA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Brigham Young University N/A UT United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,749,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
American Friends of IDC N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Rebuilding Together Peninsula San Mateo Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Amnesty International of the USA Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Arts for Art, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Riverside Community Care Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Austrian Academy of Sciences N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 94,700
Bay Area Ridge Trail Council San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Bay Area Little Brothers - Friends of the Elde San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bishop Gadsden Episcopal Retirement Community N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
California Native Plant Society N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 737,850

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
American Gateways TX Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 7,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Foster Youth Fund CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Asian Americans for Community Involvement of Santa Clara Cou CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 9,500
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Save Oswit Canyon Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
BakerRipley TX Human Services Donor Advised 2019 210,000
Belle Air Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Sentient Media CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Born This Way Foundation NY Health Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Brave New Films 501C3 CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Academy of Sciences CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Francis Sailing Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,500
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 320,000
StreetCode Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 1,070,600

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Prevention Point Philadelphia Incorporated United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2019 600
Rape Trauma Services United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Morgan Horse Educational Charitable Trust United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Rhode Island School of Design United States Education Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Aroostook County Action Program, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 284,000
Association of Fundraising Professionals United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 350
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Best Friends Animal Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Rescue Mission United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Mateo County Health Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,250
Scholars Strategy Network United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Brigham Young University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 1,749,900

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13280 records found.