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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Radio Pooya Alameda CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Refugee Transitions San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Appalshop Inc N/A KY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Asset Education N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Saint Andrew's School Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Save the Children Federation Inc N/A CT United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Boston College Trustees N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,231
Brave New Films 501C3 N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 736,231

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA San Francisco Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Institute of Mathematics Santa Clara Sciences Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Radio Pooya Alameda International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Refugee Transitions San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Appalshop Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Asset Education N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Saint Andrew's School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Save the Children Federation Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Boston College Trustees N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,231
Brave New Films 501C3 N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 736,231

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated ID Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Alta Loma High School Alumni Association CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley CA Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Abilities United CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. NY Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
American Leadership Forum CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 70,000
Rotary Club of Pacifica Endowment CA Other Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Arlington Partnership for Affordable Housing, Inc. VA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco State University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Association of the United States Army Inc CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Schools Mentoring & Resource Team CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 200
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Shotgun Players Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Sisters of Mercy of the Americas West Midwest Community Inc NE Religion Donor Advised 2019 750
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 385,750

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Protestant Episcopal Church in the Diocese of California United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Northern CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Institute of Mathematics United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 600,000
Radio Pooya United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Refugee Transitions United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Appalshop Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
Resource Area For Teaching United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Institute United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Asset Education United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Bard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Saint Andrew's School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Bend the Arc-A Jewish Partnership for Justice United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 300
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
San Jose Museum of Quilts & Textiles United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Save the Children Federation Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Boston College Trustees United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,231
Brave New Films 501C3 United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Page SUM 736,231

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13280 records found.