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)
Red White & Blue Charity Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A OR United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Roger Bacon High School N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Avenidas Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Baykeeper Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA 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 135,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Burlingame High School Parents Group, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sierra Foothill Conservancy TR N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Addison Penzak Jewish Community Center of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,800
California Polytechnic State University Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
South Omo Peoples' Development Association N/A Ethiopia Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Alianza Americas San Francisco CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 3,014,650

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Red White & Blue Charity Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Roger Bacon High School N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Avenidas Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Baykeeper Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Zoological Society San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 135,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Burlingame High School Parents Group, Inc. San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County N/A Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sierra Foothill Conservancy TR N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Polytechnic State University Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
South Omo Peoples' Development Association N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Adrian C. Wilcox High School Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. Alameda Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Abode Services Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 3,315,850

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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Red White & Blue Charity United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Regents University of California Los Angeles United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Ashland Rotary Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Roger Bacon High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Avenidas United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Baykeeper United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 250
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Zoological Society United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 600
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University 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 135,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Burlingame High School Parents Group, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank Santa Cruz County United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sierra Foothill Conservancy TR United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Akshaya Patra Foundation USA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 12,500
California Polytechnic State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
South Omo Peoples' Development Association Ethiopia Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Adrian C. Wilcox High School United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Children's Health Council, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 2,828,350

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13280 records found.