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 donor advised funds, corporate advised funds, and committee advised funds, as well as 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. 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)
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 726,590
Ride to Walk, Inc. N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Heart Association, Inc. N/A NV United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Aircraft Casualty Emotional Support Services, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Rotary International Townsend Rotary Club N/A MT United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Amherst College Trustees N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco State University Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
School of Choice Education Organization N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
42nd Street Moon San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Shelby's SafeSpace San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Simi Valley Education Foundation N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Solstice Initiative Inc N/A MA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Foundation for Monterey County N/A CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Water Center N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 3,028,090

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 726,590
Ride to Walk, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Heart Association, Inc. N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Aircraft Casualty Emotional Support Services, Inc. San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Rotary International Townsend Rotary Club N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Amherst College Trustees N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco State University Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
School of Choice Education Organization N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
42nd Street Moon San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Shelby's SafeSpace San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Simi Valley Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Carnegie Mellon University N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Solstice Initiative Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Foundation for Monterey County N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Water Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 3,028,090

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Pursuit of Excellence CA Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 50,000
Roman Catholic Bishop of San Jose CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Sacred Heart Schools Atherton CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,500
San Francisco Foundation CA Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Legion Post 115 ID Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Acumen Fund, Inc. NY Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500,000
San Jose Mercury News Wish Book Fund, Inc. CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Save Our Wild Salmon Coalition WA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Sentinels of Freedom Scholarship Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 50,000
AOPA Foundation MD Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Society of St Vincent de Paul OR Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Special Olympics Northern California, Inc. CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Francis Sailing Foundation CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
A Safe Place, Inc. CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 -2,500
StreetCode Academy CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 75,000
Sutter Bay Medical Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2019 500
CATO Institute DC Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,800
Page SUM 1,701,300

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Regents of the University of California At Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2019 726,590
Ride to Walk, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Heart Association, Inc. United States Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Aircraft Casualty Emotional Support Services, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 250
Rotary International Townsend Rotary Club United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Amherst College Trustees United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
San Francisco State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,000,000
San Mateo County Parks & Recreation Foundation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 250
School of Choice Education Organization United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500
42nd Street Moon United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Shelby's SafeSpace United States Health Donor Advised 2019 30,000
Simi Valley Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Carnegie Mellon University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Solstice Initiative Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Chabad of Greater South Bay United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Community Foundation for Monterey County United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Community Water Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 100,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 250
Page SUM 3,028,090

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13280 records found.