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)
United Nations Foundation Inc N/A DC United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara CA United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Giant Community Fund San Francisco CA United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
826 Valencia San Francisco CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,414
After Innocence N/A CA United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Alpha Phi Foundation Inc N/A IL United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Chi Am Circle, Inc. Santa Clara CA United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco CA United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A NY United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 420
Pregnant Mare Rescue, Inc. N/A CA United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A ID United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Indivisible Civics Inc N/A DC United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Trustees of Dartmouth College N/A NH United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Jewish Appeal Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of N/A NY United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Filoli Center San Mateo CA United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee Bay Area County Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United Nations Foundation Inc N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley Santa Clara Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Giant Community Fund San Francisco General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust Santa Clara Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
826 Valencia San Francisco Education Donor Advised 2018 40,414
After Innocence N/A Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Alpha Phi Foundation Inc N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Chi Am Circle, Inc. Santa Clara Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kids & Art Foundation San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Ballet Association San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Public Land San Francisco Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc San Francisco Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
United States Fund for UNICEF N/A International Development Donor Advised 2018 420
Pregnant Mare Rescue, Inc. N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley N/A Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Indivisible Civics Inc N/A Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Trustees of Dartmouth College N/A Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Jewish Appeal Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of N/A General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Filoli Center San Mateo Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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Grantee State Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
Trustees of Boston University MA Education Donor Advised 2018 7,500
PTA California Congress of Parents Teachers & Students, Inc. CA Education Donor Advised 2018 2,000
Housing Industry Foundation CA Housing and Transportation Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Golden Thread Productions CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
KQED Inc CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,500
Santa Barbara Symphony Orchestra Association CA Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 24,000
Sempervirens Fund CA Environment Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health CA General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Board of Trustees of the Glide Foundation CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 30,000
JOIN OR Human Services Donor Advised 2018 400
Grand Teton National Park Foundation WY Environment Donor Advised 2018 500
California Academy of Science CA Sciences Donor Advised 2018 250
Centro Community Partners CA Community Development Donor Advised 2018 25,000
New Creation Home Ministries CA Human Services Donor Advised 2018 2,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 25,000
Eye to Eye, Inc. NY Education Donor Advised 2018 20,000
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte, Inc. CA Health Donor Advised 2018 10,000
University of California Berkeley Foundation CA Education Donor Advised 2018 6,000
Family Violence Appellate Project CA Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 1,000
University of Southern California CA Education Donor Advised 2018 400
Page SUM 190,050

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12587 records found.
Grantee Country Cause Area Fund Typesort descending Year Amount (USD)
United Nations Foundation Inc United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 3,000
Young Mens Christian Association Of Silicon Valley United States Human Services Donor Advised 2018 300
Giant Community Fund United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 7,500
Peninsula Open Space Trust United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 5,000
826 Valencia United States Education Donor Advised 2018 40,414
After Innocence United States Public Safety Donor Advised 2018 100,000
Alpha Phi Foundation Inc United States Education Donor Advised 2018 10,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 250
Chi Am Circle, Inc. United States Education Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Kids & Art Foundation United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 10,000
San Francisco Ballet Association United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
Trust for Public Land United States Environment Donor Advised 2018 1,000
KQED Inc United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 20,000
United States Fund for UNICEF United States International Development Donor Advised 2018 420
Pregnant Mare Rescue, Inc. United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 5,000
Animal Shelter of Wood River Valley United States Animal Welfare Donor Advised 2018 500
Indivisible Civics Inc United States Other Donor Advised 2018 200
Trustees of Dartmouth College United States Education Donor Advised 2018 1,000
United Jewish Appeal Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of United States General Nonprofit Support Donor Advised 2018 18,000
Filoli Center United States Arts & Culture Donor Advised 2018 1,000
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13110 records found.