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)
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Children Now Alameda CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 700,000
Richmond Art Center Contra Costa CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Native Plant Society N/A CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
College Foundation of the University of Virginia N/A VA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Rotary District 5170 Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Compassion and Choices N/A NH United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara CA United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
She Wins A NJ Nonprofit Corporation N/A NJ United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Asian American Film Lab Inc. N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Solar Electric Light Fund N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A TN United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Strides for Life Colon Cancer Foundation San Mateo CA United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 891,900

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Ravenswood Education Foundation San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Children Now Alameda Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2019 700,000
Richmond Art Center Contra Costa Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Native Plant Society N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
College Foundation of the University of Virginia N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Rotary District 5170 Foundation Santa Clara Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals San Francisco Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Mateo County Historical Association San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Compassion and Choices N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
She Wins A NJ Nonprofit Corporation N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Asian American Film Lab Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Solar Electric Light Fund N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Strides for Life Colon Cancer Foundation San Mateo Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 891,900

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13280 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Sacred Heart Church and School CA Religion Donor Advised 2019 100,000
Brave New Films 501C3 CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Academy of Sciences CA Sciences Donor Advised 2019 1,500
San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
San Francisco Unified School District CA Education Donor Advised 2019 1,000
CALmatters CA Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 320,000
Community Foundation Santa Cruz County CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 137,363
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 15,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2019 250
Sierra Foothill Conservancy TR CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Compassion and Choices NH Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
CORA Community Overcoming Relationship Abuse CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Sobrato Early Academic Language Program CA Education Donor Advised 2019 3,500,000
Southern Oregon Public Television, Inc. OR Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 250
Cross Catholic Outreach, Inc. FL International Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
St. Augustine's Episcopal Chapel TN Religion Donor Advised 2019 3,000
StarVista CA Human Services Donor Advised 2019 2,000
Supporting Initiatives to Redistribute Unused Medicine-Sirum CA Health Donor Advised 2019 18,300
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet CA Environment Donor Advised 2019 500
Page SUM 4,148,163

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12650 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Ravenswood Education Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2019 3,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 500
Children Now United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 14,500
Regents of the University of California at Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2019 700,000
Richmond Art Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 1,000
California Native Plant Society United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
College Foundation of the University of Virginia United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2019 2,500
Rotary District 5170 Foundation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 10,000
San Mateo County Historical Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 6,000
Compassion and Choices United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties United States Food Security Donor Advised 2019 2,000
She Wins A NJ Nonprofit Corporation United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Silicon Valley Urban Debate League United States Education Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Asian American Film Lab Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 25,000
Solar Electric Light Fund United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Acterra: Action for a Healthy Planet United States Environment Donor Advised 2019 60,000
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Strides for Life Colon Cancer Foundation United States Health Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Page SUM 891,900

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13280 records found.