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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Public Association Promotion and Development Center N/A Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
RIKEN N/A Japan Education Donor Advised 2019 99,000
Regents of the University of California, Merced N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Big Sister Association of Greater Boston Inc N/A MA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Bronco Bench Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Ace Charter School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Shri Radhika Center for Education, Inc N/A FL United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
California Indian Basketweavers Association N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A FL United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sonoma Land Trust Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Public Association Promotion and Development Center N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
RIKEN N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 99,000
Regents of the University of California, Merced N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Bay Area Friendship Circle Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Big Sister Association of Greater Boston Inc N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Bronco Bench Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Ace Charter School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Shri Radhika Center for Education, Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
California Indian Basketweavers Association N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sonoma Land Trust Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
Cupertino Rotary Endowment Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,500
The Sentencing Project DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
The Youngstown Edison Incubator Corporation OH Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Doc Farm Films, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
East Palo Alto Academy CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Tipping Point Community CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Trustees of Reservations MA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Education Trust Inc CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Environmental Working Group DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 150,000
United States Association for UNHCR DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
First Presbyterian Church of Ashland OR Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2019 400
Valle Monte League CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Foundation for Financial Planning, Inc. DC Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends of Deer Hollow Farm CA Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Voter Registration Project DC Other Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Western USA Lieutenancy of the Equestrian Order of the Holy CA Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000
A New Way of Life Reentry Project CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 400,000
Page SUM 1,164,600

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Public Association Promotion and Development Center Kyrgyzstan Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 500
American University of Iraq Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 6,000
RIKEN Japan Education Donor Advised 2019 99,000
Regents of the University of California, Merced United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Art of Yoga Project United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Ruskin Group Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Bay Area Friendship Circle United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Big Sister Association of Greater Boston Inc United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Bronco Bench Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Ace Charter School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Shri Radhika Center for Education, Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
California Indian Basketweavers Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sonoma Land Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 309,200

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13280 records found.