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)
Common Sense Media San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Regents of the University of California, Merced N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 70,000
RIKEN N/A Japan Education Donor Advised 2019 99,000
Born This Way Foundation N/A NY United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Ruskin Group Theatre Company N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Californians Against Waste Foundation N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Covenant House California Alameda CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Daly City Peninsula Partnership Collaborative San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
A Place Called Home N/A CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development 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 25,000
Shri Radhika Center for Education, Inc N/A FL United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 350
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A VA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 1,463,500

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Common Sense Media San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Regents of the University of California, Merced N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 70,000
RIKEN N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 99,000
Born This Way Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Community School of Music & Arts Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Ruskin Group Theatre Company N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
California Academy of Sciences San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Californians Against Waste Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Covenant House California Alameda Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Daly City Peninsula Partnership Collaborative San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation San Mateo General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
A Place Called Home N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Shri Radhika Center for Education, Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 350
Episcopal Relief and Development N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 1,463,500

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Save the Children Federation Inc CT International Development Donor Advised 2019 300
Cristo Rey San Jose High School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Desert Aids Project CA Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 7,500
Canine Companions for Independence CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Ecumenical Hunger Program CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Soil Health Academy AL Environment Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Environmental Defense Fund Incorporated DC Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. MA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Spirit Rock Meditation Center CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc TN Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Fiesta Gardens International Elementary CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Student Conservation Association, Inc. VA Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
French American International School CA Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
FUSE Corps CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 300,000
Girls To Women CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Tenants Together CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 175,000
GRID Alternatives CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 9,000
Page SUM 678,550

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Common Sense Media United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Regents of the University of California, Merced United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 70,000
RIKEN Japan Education Donor Advised 2019 99,000
Born This Way Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 200
Community School of Music & Arts United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Ruskin Group Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
California Academy of Sciences United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 24,000
Californians Against Waste Foundation United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Covenant House California United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Daly City Peninsula Partnership Collaborative United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 200,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Mateo-Foster City Community Education Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 200
Canopy United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
A Place Called Home United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
East Palo Alto Tennis and Tutoring United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Shri Radhika Center for Education, Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 350
Episcopal Relief and Development United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Page SUM 1,463,500

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13280 records found.