Grants: Where the Giving Goes

SVCF makes grants to nonprofit organizations that are large and small, old and new, local, regional, national and international.

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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 Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
FFWD San Francisco CA United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Union Square Business Improvement District San Francisco CA United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco CA United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Nueva School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Charlie's Acres N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Array Alliance Inc N/A CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
St. Andrews Episcopal School, Inc. N/A MD United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Francisco State University Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara CA United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Count Basie Theatre, Inc. N/A NJ United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
NEO Philanthropy N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Dignity and Power Now N/A CA United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Foundation of the University at Presque Isle N/A ME United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena N/A PR Puerto Rico Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
FFWD San Francisco Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Union Square Business Improvement District San Francisco Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center San Francisco Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Nueva School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Charlie's Acres N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Array Alliance Inc N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
St. Andrews Episcopal School, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Francisco State University Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Peninsula Arts Guild Santa Clara Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Count Basie Theatre, Inc. N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley Alameda Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
NEO Philanthropy N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Dignity and Power Now N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Center for Applied Rationality Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Foundation of the University at Presque Isle N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena N/A Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Type Year Amount (USD)sort descending
FFWD United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Union Square Business Improvement District United States Membership Organizations Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Immigrant Legal Resource Center United States Immigration Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Nueva School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Charlie's Acres United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Array Alliance Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
St. Andrews Episcopal School, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
San Francisco State University Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Peninsula Arts Guild United States Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Count Basie Theatre, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Regents of the University of California, Berkeley United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
NEO Philanthropy United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
President-Board of Trustees Santa Clara College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Dignity and Power Now United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Center for Applied Rationality United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Castilleja School Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Foundation of the University at Presque Isle United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
Fidecomiso de la Tierra del Cano Martin Pena Puerto Rico Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
The Alliance for Climate Protection United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000,000
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