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 descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lymelight Foundation Inc. San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Marin Poetry Center Marin CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc N/A PA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation N/A NY United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A TX United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc N/A OR United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
One Arizona N/A AZ United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara CA United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Women's Law Center N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. N/A CT United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund N/A NY United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Institute of Technology N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Unified School District San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lymelight Foundation Inc. San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Marin Poetry Center Marin Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Resource Area For Teaching Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School San Mateo Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
William Marsh Rice University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life Santa Clara Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Friends School San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
One Arizona N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections Santa Clara Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Women's Law Center N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. Santa Clara Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Juma Ventures CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History NY Education Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Council for Academic Resources and Leadership CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,500
ALearn CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Village Enterprise Fund, Inc. CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 4,500
Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation For the Future CA Education Donor Advised 2018 800
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Partners in Health a Nonprofit Corporation MD Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology MA Education Donor Advised 2018 150,000
The Clearity Foundation CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
George Washington Elementary School CA Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Institute on Aging CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Clean Air Task Force Inc. MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Greater Washington Educational Telecommunications Associatio VA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 150,000
Narrative Magazine Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 13,000
Point Reyes Bird Observatory CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Computer History Museum CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,024
Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 200,000
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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
San Francisco Unified School District United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Lymelight Foundation Inc. United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Marin Poetry Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Common Market Philadelphia Inc United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 200,000
Eastside College Preparatory School Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Resource Area For Teaching United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Crystal Springs Uplands School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 3,000
William Marsh Rice University United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Hillel the Foundation For Jewish Campus Life United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Saint Bernard Rescue Foundation Inc United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 25,000
San Francisco Friends School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
One Arizona United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Bay Area Cancer Connections United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
National Women's Law Center United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Coast Guard Foundation, Inc. United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 21,500
Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 2,500
California Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 120,000
Bay Area Women's Sports Initiative, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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13110 records found.