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, and corporate 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 and Fellows of Harvard College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Project Red Foundation N/A TX United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Redwood City Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Reno Philharmonic Association, Inc. N/A NV United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Sacred Heart Nativity School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 750
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
American Society of the University of Haifa N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara 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 1,000
Self-Help for the Elderly San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 11,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sigma Kappa Foundation, Inc. N/A IN United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 23,368
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 16,000
Canine Angels Service Teams N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,627,168

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
President and Fellows of Harvard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Project Red Foundation N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Pursuit of Excellence Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Redwood City Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Reno Philharmonic Association, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Sacred Heart Nativity School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 750
San Francisco Food Bank San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
American Society of the University of Haifa N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Athena Academy Inc Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Self-Help for the Elderly San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 11,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
California State Parks Foundation San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sigma Kappa Foundation, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 23,368
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 16,000
Canine Angels Service Teams N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,627,168

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13280 records found.
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
President and Fellows of Harvard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Project Red Foundation United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Pursuit of Excellence United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Redwood City Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Reno Philharmonic Association, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,600
Sacred Heart Nativity School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 750
San Francisco Food Bank United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
American Society of the University of Haifa United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
Santa Rosa Symphony Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Athena Academy Inc 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 1,000
Self-Help for the Elderly United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 11,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
California State Parks Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 200
Sigma Kappa Foundation, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs Inc. United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 23,368
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 16,000
Canine Angels Service Teams United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 1,627,168

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13280 records found.