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)
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Museum of Natural History N/A NY United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 726,590
Ride to Walk, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Rotary International Townsend Rotary Club N/A MT United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Beyond Emancipation Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
San Francisco State University Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 14,500
School of Choice Education Organization N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
African Library Project Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Family Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Shelby's SafeSpace San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Simi Valley Education Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Camp Maccabi San Francisco CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Solstice Initiative Inc N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Museum of Natural History N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 726,590
Ride to Walk, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Rotary International Townsend Rotary Club N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Beyond Emancipation Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
San Francisco State University Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 14,500
School of Choice Education Organization N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
African Library Project Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Family Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Shelby's SafeSpace San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Simi Valley Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Camp Maccabi San Francisco Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Solstice Initiative Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
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13280 records found.
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Museum of Natural History United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2019 726,590
Ride to Walk, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Rotary International Townsend Rotary Club United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Beyond Emancipation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
San Francisco State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 14,500
School of Choice Education Organization United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
African Library Project United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Bring Me A Book Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Family Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 12,000
Shelby's SafeSpace United States Health Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Simi Valley Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Camp Maccabi United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Carnegie Mellon University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Solstice Initiative Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 3,002,340

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13280 records found.