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)
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival N/A NV United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Public Health Institute Alameda CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Rebecca Bender Initiative N/A OR United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
LifeMoves San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
RISE Colorado N/A CO United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Sacramento Region Performing Arts Alliance N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 22,000
Lubee Foundation Inc. Cumberland Bldg N/A FL United States Other Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Marin County Sheriffs Office Search & Rescue Unit Marin CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Theological Seminary N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Better Markets Inc N/A DC United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A MD United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Sankara Nethralaya OM Trust Inc. N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,400
Seattle Children's Playgarden N/A WA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 7,825,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Bring Change 2 Mind San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
California Equine Foundation N/A KY United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Public Health Institute Alameda Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Rebecca Bender Initiative N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
LifeMoves San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
RISE Colorado N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Sacramento Region Performing Arts Alliance N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 22,000
Lubee Foundation Inc. Cumberland Bldg N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Marin County Sheriffs Office Search & Rescue Unit Marin Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Theological Seminary N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Better Markets Inc N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Sankara Nethralaya OM Trust Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,400
Seattle Children's Playgarden N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 7,825,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Sierra Club Foundation Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Bring Change 2 Mind San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 500
California Equine Foundation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 8,401,850

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13280 records found.
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Lake Tahoe Shakespeare Festival United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Public Health Institute United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Rebecca Bender Initiative United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
LifeMoves United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
RISE Colorado United States Education Donor Advised 2019 150,000
Sacramento Region Performing Arts Alliance United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 22,000
Lubee Foundation Inc. Cumberland Bldg United States Other Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Marin County Sheriffs Office Search & Rescue Unit United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
San Francisco Theological Seminary United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Better Markets Inc United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Medecins Sans Frontiers USA Inc United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 250
Sankara Nethralaya OM Trust Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,400
Seattle Children's Playgarden United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 7,825,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Sierra Club Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Bring Change 2 Mind United States Health Donor Advised 2019 500
California Equine Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 8,401,850

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13280 records found.