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)
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
At the Crossroads San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Beyond Emancipation Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 400
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Schools Mentoring & Resource Team San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,500
418 Project N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Shelby's SafeSpace San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Simons Fund N/A PA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Acres, Inc. N/A IN United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,312
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. N/A ID United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
At the Crossroads San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Beyond Emancipation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 400
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Schools Mentoring & Resource Team San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,500
418 Project N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Shelby's SafeSpace San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Simons Fund N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Acres, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,312
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
At the Crossroads United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Beyond Emancipation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 400
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Mateo County Sheriffs Activities League United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,775
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Schools Mentoring & Resource Team United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,500
418 Project United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Federation of Womens Clubs United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Shelby's SafeSpace United States Health Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Simons Fund United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Acres, Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,312
Camp Rainbow Gold, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Carnegie Mellon University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
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13280 records found.