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 250
PRX Incorporated N/A MA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Abode Services Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Rakema A.C. N/A Mexico International Development Donor Advised 2019 38,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 170,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A PA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 22,148
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A AZ United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Rethink Charity Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
ROSIES Foundation N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Salbuurun Federation N/A Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Battery Foundation San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 4,000
San Francisco Parks Alliance San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
California Community Builders Inc Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 916,148

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 250
PRX Incorporated N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Leadership Forum Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Rakema A.C. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 38,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 170,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 22,148
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Rethink Charity Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
ROSIES Foundation N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Salbuurun Federation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Battery Foundation San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 4,000
San Francisco Parks Alliance San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boy Scouts of America San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
California Community Builders Inc Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 916,148

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Avenidas CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Santa Cruz Film Festival CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 90,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Bear Valley Education Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Selby Lane Elementary CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sigma Kappa Foundation, Inc. IN Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
BVM Capacity Building Institute Inc GA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance UT Environment Donor Advised 2019 300
St. Elizabeth Seton Catholic Community School CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 97,646
California State University Fresno Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Canyon Oaks Youth Center CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Stony Brook Foundation, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Sustainable Conservation CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Oakland CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Central City Hospitality House CA Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Childfund International USA VA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,304
Cinequest, Inc. CA Other Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 814,100

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
PRX Incorporated United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Abode Services United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 3,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Leadership Forum United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Rakema A.C. Mexico International Development Donor Advised 2019 38,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2019 170,000
American Online Giving Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 22,148
Arizona State University Foundation for a New American Unive United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Rethink Charity United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200,000
ROSIES Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Salbuurun Federation Kyrgyzstan Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Battery Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 4,000
San Francisco Parks Alliance United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boy Scouts of America United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
California Community Builders Inc United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Silicon Valley Social Venture Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 916,148

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13280 records found.