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)
2430 Arts Alliance Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,750
Amazon Watch Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Public Defender Association N/A WA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 117,700
Read With Me Volunteer Programs A California Nonprofit Publi N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Auburn Theological Seminary N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Rye Presbyterian Church N/A NY United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Diego Youth Symphony N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 375
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation N/A CT United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Scripps College N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 42,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 74,000
Brothers Empowered To Teach Initiative N/A LA 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
Page SUM 605,525

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
2430 Arts Alliance Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,750
Amazon Watch Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Public Defender Association N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 117,700
Read With Me Volunteer Programs A California Nonprofit Publi N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Auburn Theological Seminary N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Rye Presbyterian Church N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Diego Youth Symphony N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 375
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Scripps College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 42,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 74,000
Brothers Empowered To Teach Initiative N/A 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
Page SUM 605,525

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
2430 Arts Alliance United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 8,750
Amazon Watch United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 60,000
Public Defender Association United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 117,700
Read With Me Volunteer Programs A California Nonprofit Publi United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
ACLU Foundation of Southern California United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 500
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
AmeriCares Foundation, Inc. United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Art of Yoga Project United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Auburn Theological Seminary United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Rye Presbyterian Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Diego Youth Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 375
Bill Wilson Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Sandy Hook Promise Foundation United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Scripps College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 42,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 74,000
Brothers Empowered To Teach Initiative 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
Page SUM 605,525

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13280 records found.