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)
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Center For Documentary Studies N/A NC United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Link Media, Inc. San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 400
University of Southern California N/A CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A MI United States Education Donor Advised 2018 247,431
Essie Justice Group Alameda CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Northwestern University N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rohnert Park Swim Club Sonoma CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Salvation Army San Francisco CA United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross N/A IA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Oberlin College N/A OH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ACTAsia for Animals (UK) N/A England Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 116,000
Nurturing Minds, Inc. N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Bono Net, Inc. N/A NY United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Center for American Progress N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 665,052
Hamilton Families San Francisco CA United States Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 4,701,383

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of California San Francisco Foundation San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 25,000
The Center For Documentary Studies N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Link Media, Inc. San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 400
University of Southern California N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 55,000
Regents of the University of Michigan N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 247,431
Essie Justice Group Alameda Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 3,000,000
Northwestern University N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Rohnert Park Swim Club Sonoma Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
The Salvation Army San Francisco Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
American National Red Cross N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 500
Oberlin College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Wildlife Conservation Network Inc San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 75,000
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
ACTAsia for Animals (UK) N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 116,000
Nurturing Minds, Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Pro Bono Net, Inc. N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 400,000
Center for American Progress N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 665,052
Hamilton Families San Francisco Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM 4,701,383

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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
University of Maryland, Baltimore County MD Other Donor Advised 2018 5,750
Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Xavier University OH Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Consumer Watchdog CA Public Safety/Public Society Benefit Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Boise State University Foundation Inc ID Education Donor Advised 2018 200
Coffee House Press Inc MN Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Sankaty Head Foundation, Inc. MA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Pathways Home Health and Hospice CA Health Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Peninsula Humane Society & SPCA CA Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Boys & Girls Clubs of Puerto Rico Inc PR Other Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars CA Education Donor Advised 2018 250
Real Hope for Haiti IN Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Tides Center CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Institute on Aging CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc. DC Health Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Benedict's Ladder: A Representative Payee Service CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 11,000
Forever Young Foundation AZ General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,500
Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara & San Mateo Counties CA Food Security Donor Advised 2018 2,500
St. Francis High School CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Page SUM 218,700

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