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)
Samaritan House San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Catherine of Siena Church San Mateo CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Vanderbilt University N/A TN United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
New England Conservatory of Music N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Continental Divide Trail Coalition N/A CO United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 575,000
Plutus Foundation Inc. N/A PA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Stanford Health Care N/A CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Gideons International N/A TN United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 21,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys Town of Italy N/A NY United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Kara Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Steadman Philippon Research Institute N/A CO United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
J Street Education Fund, Inc. N/A DC United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Friends of Spannocchia N/A ME United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Samaritan House San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Catherine of Siena Church San Mateo Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Vanderbilt University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula College Fund San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
New England Conservatory of Music N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Continental Divide Trail Coalition N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 575,000
Plutus Foundation Inc. N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Stanford Health Care N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Gideons International N/A Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tipping Point Community San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 21,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation Alameda General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Operation Rainbow Inc Alameda Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum Santa Clara Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys Town of Italy N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Kara Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Steadman Philippon Research Institute N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
J Street Education Fund, Inc. N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Friends of Spannocchia N/A Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
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Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Samaritan House United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
St. Catherine of Siena Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Vanderbilt University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Peninsula College Fund United States Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
New England Conservatory of Music United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Continental Divide Trail Coalition United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
Regents of the University of California, San Francisco United States Education Donor Advised 2018 575,000
Plutus Foundation Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Stanford Health Care United States Health Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Gideons International United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Tipping Point Community United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 21,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Philanthropic Ventures Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Operation Rainbow Inc United States Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Jose Childrens Discovery Museum United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Boys Town of Italy United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Kara United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Steadman Philippon Research Institute United States Health Donor Advised 2018 5,000
J Street Education Fund, Inc. United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 80,000
Friends of Spannocchia United States Workforce Development Donor Advised 2018 200
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13110 records found.