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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Algebra Society Inc N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 12,500
A Home Within, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 -1,500
Cure Sanfilippo Foundation N/A SC United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Direct Relief N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Room to Read San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Jewish Comm Publications San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
EdBuild, Inc. N/A NJ United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 105,000
Environmental Progress Alameda CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
San Jose News Bureau N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Film Independent Inc. N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
American University N/A DC United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sequoia Union High School District San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Freiburger Munsterbauverein e.V. N/A Germany Religion Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 716,000

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Algebra Society Inc N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 12,500
A Home Within, Inc. San Francisco Health Donor Advised 2019 -1,500
Cure Sanfilippo Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Direct Relief N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Room to Read San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Jewish Comm Publications San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 500
East Bay Agency for Children Alameda Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
EdBuild, Inc. N/A Sciences Donor Advised 2019 105,000
Environmental Progress Alameda Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
San Jose News Bureau N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Save the Redwoods League San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Film Independent Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
American University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sequoia Union High School District San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Freiburger Munsterbauverein e.V. N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 716,000

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Council on American-Islamic Relations California CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Cutting Ball Theater CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Samaritan House CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 300
All Five CA Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
A Home Within, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 -750
San Francisco Symphony CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 24,000
San Mateo County Sheriff's Office CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 18,000
Science Friday Initiative Inc NY Sciences Donor Advised 2019 200
El Camino Hospital Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 3,500
Equal Justice Initiative AL Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 700
Shriners Hospitals for Children CA Health Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur California Province CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Fisk University TN Education Donor Advised 2019 250
Foundation for National Progress CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 3,125
Amherst College Trustees MA Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
South County Community Health Center Inc CA Health Donor Advised 2019 110,000
St Denis Parish CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Friends of Saturday Academy OR Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 254,325

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Ragazzi Boys Chorus United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Algebra Society Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 12,500
A Home Within, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 -1,500
Cure Sanfilippo Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Direct Relief United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Respite and Research for Alzheimers Disease United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Room to Read United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Francisco Jewish Comm Publications United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
East Bay Agency for Children United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 25,000
EdBuild, Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 105,000
Environmental Progress United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 40,000
San Jose News Bureau United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Save the Redwoods League United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Facing History and Ourselves, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Film Independent Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 100,000
American University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Sequoia Union High School District United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
Foothill-De Anza Community Colleges Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Freiburger Munsterbauverein e.V. Germany Religion Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Page SUM 716,000

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13280 records found.