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)
Prison University Project, Inc. Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Studies Assn N/A MD United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Regents of the University of California at San Diego N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Samasource, Inc. San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 -20,500
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Mateo Public Library 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 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 793,172
California Forward Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Camping Unlimited for the Developmentally Disabled N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Casa Familiar, Inc. N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,275
Center for Climate Protection Sonoma CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 3,952,197

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Prison University Project, Inc. Marin Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Studies Assn N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Regents of the University of California at San Diego N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Samasource, Inc. San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2019 -20,500
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 793,172
California Forward Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Camping Unlimited for the Developmentally Disabled N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Shotgun Players Inc Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Casa Familiar, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,275
Center for Climate Protection Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 3,952,197

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Breakthrough Silicon Valley CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
California Clubhouse CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Spirit of America Worldwide VA International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2019 200
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Calvary Baptist Church CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Carmel Ideas Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Stroke Awareness Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Centennial Montessori Children S Fund Inc CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Chadeish Yameinu Inc CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
College Track CA Education Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
The Edible Schoolyard Project CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,600
CorpsAfrica DC International Development Donor Advised 2019 -5,000
The Sato Project, Inc. NY Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Young Center for Immigrant Childrens Rights IL Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Discalced, Inc. NY Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Bay Community Law Center CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Page SUM 844,750

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Prison University Project, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Studies Assn United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Regents of the University of California at San Diego United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Samasource, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 -20,500
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Bay Area United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Broad Institute, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 793,172
California Forward United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Camping Unlimited for the Developmentally Disabled United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Shotgun Players Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Casa Familiar, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,275
Center for Climate Protection United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 3,952,197

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13280 records found.