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 ascending Year Amount (USD)
Canopy Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ten Times Ten LLC N/A NY United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Results in Education Foundation N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Trustees of Tufts College N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 625
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Square Peg Foundation San Mateo CA United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A MA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Educate! N/A CO United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A DC United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. N/A NE United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Conservatory San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Niskanen Center, Inc. N/A DC United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association N/A IL United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CASA of Jackson County, Inc. N/A OR United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Poynter Institute for Media Studies Inc. N/A FL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 256,580
State Voices N/A DC United States Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 10,923,605

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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Canopy Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 200
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 500
Ten Times Ten LLC N/A Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 -10,000
Results in Education Foundation N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Trustees of Tufts College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 625
Castilleja School Foundation Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Square Peg Foundation San Mateo Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Society of St. Vincent De Paul Particular Council of San Mat San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000,000
Educate! N/A Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 2,000
World Wildlife Fund Inc N/A Environment Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Wounded Warriors Family Support, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,500
New Conservatory San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,200
Young Mens Christian Association of San Francisco San Francisco Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
The Niskanen Center, Inc. N/A Community Development Donor Advised 2018 250,000
National Spasmodic Dysphonia Association N/A Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
New Creation Home Ministries San Mateo Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
CASA of Jackson County, Inc. N/A Human Services Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Poynter Institute for Media Studies Inc. N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 256,580
State Voices N/A Civic Participation Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Page SUM 10,923,605

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13110 records found.
Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Menlowe Ballet CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kamukama Foundation TX International Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Boys & Girls Club of the Peninsula CA Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 500
Solstice Initiative Inc MA Environment Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Council of Korean Americans, Inc. DC Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Burbank Housing Management Corporation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Health Trust CA Health Donor Advised 2018 40,000
Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Regents of the University of Michigan MI Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Texas Organizing Project Education Fund TX Community Development Donor Advised 2018 -765,000
Center for Investigative Reporting, Inc. CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 7,500
ReSurge International CA International Development Donor Advised 2018 200
The San Francisco Playhouse CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
North Valley Community Foundation CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 250
Youngstown State University Foundation OH Education Donor Advised 2018 37,500
Faithful Fools Street Ministry CA Religion Donor Advised 2018 500
Broad Institute, Inc. MA Health Donor Advised 2018 250,000
Social Good Fund CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Bridge Rail Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 1,000
One Mind Institute CA Health Donor Advised 2018 500
Page SUM -389,050

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort ascending Year Amount (USD)
Bay Area Outreach and Recreation Program United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Massachusetts Institute of Technology United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
There With Care of the Bay Area United States Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
The Alameda County Community Food Bank Inc United States Food Security Donor Advised 2018 7,500
El Camino Hospital Foundation United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 500
Art of Yoga Project United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Rotary Club of San Jose Foundation Inc United States Community Development Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Boys and Girls Clubs of Bend, Inc. United States Youth Development Donor Advised 2018 250
Across the Bridge Foundation United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
Hollywood United Methodist Church United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 250
Family Resources International, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 15,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
KQED, Inc. United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 145,000
San Francisco Friends School United States Education Donor Advised 2018 2,500
Cat Action Team Canada Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 7,873
Congregation Beth Am United States Religion Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 500
Bellarmine College Preparatory United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Sequoia Adult School Scholars United States Education Donor Advised 2018 500
SHELTER, Inc. United States Other Donor Advised 2018 250
Page SUM 221,123

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13110 records found.