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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Regents of the University of California Santa Cruz N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 195,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Bruno Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Bay Area Discovery Museum Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 23,500
Big Life Foundation USA N/A WA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo Sister City Association Inc San Mateo CA United States Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Broadwater County N/A MT United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Shree Simandhar Swami Aradhana Trust N/A India Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
California Immigrant Policy Center N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A FL United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Siskiyou Opportunity Center N/A CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 2,772,700

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Regents of the University of California Santa Cruz N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 195,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Art of Yoga Project Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Bruno Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Bay Area Discovery Museum Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 23,500
Big Life Foundation USA N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo Sister City Association Inc San Mateo Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Broadwater County N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Shree Simandhar Swami Aradhana Trust N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
California Immigrant Policy Center N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Siskiyou Opportunity Center N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 2,772,700

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
California Academy of Sciences CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 80,000
Cardiac Therapy Foundation of the MidPeninsula CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
Street Life Ministries CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sustainable Markets Foundation NY Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Catholic Relief Services, Inc. MD Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 200
Ceres, Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Children's Cancer Research Fund MN Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
City Fund VA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 6,871,810
Community Foundation Sonoma County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
The Courage Campaign Institute CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 18,000
The National Association for Urban Debate Leagues IL Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
The Salvation Army CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Digital Harbor Foundation, Inc. MD Education Donor Advised 2019 100,000
EarthEnable MA International Development Donor Advised 2019 19,000
Teen Success, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 110,000
The Voter Participation Center DC Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Tides Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 17,000
Page SUM 7,422,510

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Achievement Rewards for College Scientists Foundation, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 2,500
American University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Regents of the University of California Santa Cruz United States Education Donor Advised 2019 195,500
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Art of Yoga Project United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Bruno Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Bay Area Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 23,500
Big Life Foundation USA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
San Mateo Sister City Association Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Broadwater County United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 500
Shree Simandhar Swami Aradhana Trust India Religion Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
California Immigrant Policy Center United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Campus Crusade for Christ, Inc. United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Siskiyou Opportunity Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 2,772,700

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13280 records found.