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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Resources Legacy Fund N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Room to Read San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Assistance Center of Collin County, Inc. N/A TX United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 375
Bard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Saint Anselm College N/A NH United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 48,522
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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 8,500
Boston Medical Center Corporation N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Braven Incorporated N/A IL United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 125,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Sequoia Living Inc San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,000
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,500
CALmatters N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 320,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Social Profit Network San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 928,697

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Rites of Passage Sonoma Other Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Roseland Charter School Sonoma Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Peten Health Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Peten Health Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peten Health Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Pets Lifeline Inc. Sonoma Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Northern Calfornia AmericanSaddlebred Horse Association Sonoma Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
La Luz Center Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Kagyu Takten Puntsokling Sonoma Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 150,250

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Resources Legacy Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Room to Read United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Assistance Center of Collin County, Inc. United States Community Development Corporate Advised 2019 375
Bard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Saint Anselm College United States Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 48,522
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Jose News Bureau United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 8,500
Boston Medical Center Corporation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Braven Incorporated United States Youth Development Corporate Advised 2019 125,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 10,000
Sequoia Living Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 7,000
California Academy of Sciences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,500
CALmatters United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 320,000
Silicon Valley Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Social Profit Network United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Central American Resource Center Carecen of Northern Califor United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Page SUM 928,697

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13280 records found.