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.

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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 3,000
Behre Piano Associates Inc. Adamant Music School N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Alma College N/A Higher Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
PTA Hawaii Congress N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Regents of the University of California at San Diego N/A Education Donor Advised 2019 5,000
Riekes Center for Human Enhancement San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Roza Otunbayeva Initiative International Public Foundation N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 35,000
Samaritan's Purse N/A Religion Donor Advised 2019 200
San Francisco Symphony San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 12,500
San Mateo Police Activities League San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 1,000
American Conservatory Theatre Foundation San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2019 20,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2019 25,000
SCI Foundation N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 2,500,000
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties Santa Clara Food Security Donor Advised 2019 10,000
Broad Institute Inc N/A Health Donor Advised 2019 2,413,101
Sinergia Animal (Austria) N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2019 187,600
Casa de la Mujer Indigena La Paloma CAMILPA A. C. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2019 6,900
Center for Biological Diversity, Inc. N/A Environment Donor Advised 2019 1,000
Chad E Cooper Foundation Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2019 5,000
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