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)
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Prison University Project, Inc. Marin CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
PTA Hawaii Congress N/A HI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 64,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation N/A MD United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Art in Action San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Atherton Police Activities League San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 105,000
Rubicon Trail Foundation N/A CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Samasource, Inc. San Francisco CA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 -50,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada N/A NV United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Broad Institute, Inc. N/A MA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 672,262
Camping & Education Foundation N/A OH United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Page SUM 1,024,212

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Pets in Need San Mateo Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Prison University Project, Inc. Marin Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
PTA Hawaii Congress N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 64,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Art in Action San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Atherton Police Activities League San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 105,000
Rubicon Trail Foundation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Samasource, Inc. San Francisco International Development Donor Advised 2019 -50,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 376,950

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Northwestern University IL Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Our LA CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Paraclete Mission Group Inc. CO Religion Donor Advised 2019 300
Okizu Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Peninsula Arts Guild CA Other Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Phoenix Center for the Arts AZ Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2019 250
President and Fellows of Harvard College MA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Project Open Hand CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Refugee & Immigrant Center for Education & Legal Services TX International Development Donor Advised 2019 200
American Cancer Society Inc OK Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Reset DC Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Ronald McDonald House at Stanford CA Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Himalayan Foundation CA International Development Donor Advised 2019 45,000
SAGA Innovations MA Education Donor Advised 2019 200,000
San Francisco Jazz Organization CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Anthony Manning Kunin Foundation CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
Aspire Public Schools CA Education Donor Advised 2019 48,000
San Jose News Bureau CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Page SUM 1,378,750

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Pets in Need United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Portola Valley Theatre Conservatory, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Prison University Project, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 500
PTA Hawaii Congress United States Education Donor Advised 2019 64,000
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 50,000
American National Red Cross United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 5,000
American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 40,000
Art in Action United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Atherton Police Activities League United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 105,000
Rubicon Trail Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Samasource, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 -50,000
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 2,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
San Mateo Public Library Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 200
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Page SUM 376,950

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13280 records found.