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 Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Americas Voice Education Fund N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Rise Against Hunger N/A NC United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 198,073
Aurora Theatre Company Alameda CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Bay Area Lyme Foundation San Mateo CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Art and Film Program San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bill Wilson Center Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sanergy, Inc. N/A GA United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society N/A VA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Bucknell University N/A PA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Shuman Elementary School N/A GA United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,650
California Institute of Technology N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur Generalate N/A MA United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
SOS Children's Village USA, Inc. N/A DC United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
CASA of San Mateo County San Mateo CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 4,556,323

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Santa Rosa Symphony Association Sonoma Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Rites of Passage Sonoma Other Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Roseland Charter School Sonoma Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Pets Lifeline Inc. Sonoma Animal Related Activities Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Peten Health Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Peten Health Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Peten Health Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Occidental Arts and Ecology Center Sonoma Environment Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Northern Calfornia AmericanSaddlebred Horse Association Sonoma Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
La Luz Center Sonoma Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Kagyu Takten Puntsokling Sonoma Religion Donor Advised 2019 250
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 8,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 1,500
Inquiring Systems, Inc. Sonoma Community Development Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 150,250

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Grantee Countrysort descending Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)
Americas Voice Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 250,000
Regents of the University of Michigan United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000,000
Rise Against Hunger United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 198,073
Aurora Theatre Company United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Bay Area Lyme Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Art and Film Program United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
San Francisco Symphony United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Bill Wilson Center United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 500
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Sanergy, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2019 6,850
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500,000
Bucknell University United States Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Shuman Elementary School United States Education Corporate Advised 2019 3,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Corporate Advised 2019 1,650
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur Generalate United States Religion Donor Advised 2019 25,000
SOS Children's Village USA, Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2019 1,000
CASA of San Mateo County United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Settings United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Page SUM 4,556,323

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13280 records found.