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, corporate advised funds, and committee 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)
OpenAI Inc. San Francisco CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda CA United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 520
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pivotworks Inc N/A MA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 170,000
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated N/A ID United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Allied Media Projects, Inc. N/A MI United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Protestant Episcopal High School in Virginia N/A VA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Abilities United Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
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
Assistance League of San Jose Santa Clara CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bard College N/A NY United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
San Francisco Jewish Comm Publications San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose News Bureau N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
OpenAI Inc. San Francisco Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and Alameda Sciences Donor Advised 2019 520
Peninsula Youth Theatre Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pivotworks Inc N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 170,000
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated N/A Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Allied Media Projects, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Protestant Episcopal High School in Virginia N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Abilities United Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Ragazzi Boys Chorus San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
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
Assistance League of San Jose Santa Clara General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bard College N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
San Francisco Jewish Comm Publications San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose News Bureau N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
OpenAI Inc. United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 5,000,000
Pacific Institute for Studies in Development Environment and United States Sciences Donor Advised 2019 520
Peninsula Youth Theatre United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Pivotworks Inc United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 170,000
Advocates for Survivors of Domestic Violence Incorporated United States Other Donor Advised 2019 200
Allied Media Projects, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 200
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Protestant Episcopal High School in Virginia United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Abilities United United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Civil Liberties Union Foundation, Inc. United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 10,000
American Jewish World Service, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Ragazzi Boys Chorus United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
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
Assistance League of San Jose United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bard College United States Education Donor Advised 2019 250,000
San Francisco Jewish Comm Publications United States Education Donor Advised 2019 500
Benedictine Fathers of the Priory United States Education Donor Advised 2019 4,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
San Jose News Bureau United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Page SUM 5,497,920

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13280 records found.